A Biographical Memoir of His Late Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York and Albany: With Numerous Anecdotes of the Royal Family, and Other Persons of High Distinction

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H. Fisher, 1827 - 591 pages
 

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Page 575 - him, then it blessed him; and when the eye saw him, it gave witness of him. " He delivered the poor that cried, the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. Kindness, meekness, and comfort were in his tongue. If there was any virtue, and if there was any praise, he thought on those
Page 125 - its natural and accustomed support; a scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service from the power of animating it by reward, and for allotting to him all the invidious duties of the kingly station, without the means of softening them to the public by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity. The
Page 582 - Oh! that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end.
Page 467 - I trusted I acted in that respect as the genuine representative of the august person whose functions I was appointed to discharge; and I have the satisfaction of knowing, that such was the opinion of persons, for whose judgment and honourable feelings I entertain the highest respect in various instances, as you well know.
Page 530 - that the heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Page 205 - he relied with confidence on the firm and effectual support of the house of commons, and on the zealous exertions of a brave and loyal people, in prosecuting a just and necessary war, and endeavouring, under the blessing of Providence, to oppose an effectual barrier to the farther progress of a system, which
Page 457 - 1809. SIR, I HAVE waited, with the greatest anxiety, until the committee appointed by the House of Commons to inquire into my conduct as commander-in-chief of his Majesty's army, had closed its examinations, and I now hope that it will not be deemed improper to address this letter through you to the
Page 415 - The English wish for war; but if they are the first to draw the sword, I shall be the last to sheathe it. They have no regard for treaties. We must henceforth cover them with shame.
Page 14 - have been made for the administration of the government, in case the crown should descend to any of my children under the age of eighteen years, whilst they add strength and security to our present establishment, give me the kindest and most convincing proof of your confidence. The sense
Page 443 - he pointed the way to victory. His country, the object of his latest solicitude, will rear a monument to his lamented memory; and the Commander-inchief feels he is paying the best tribute to his fame, by thus holding him forth as an example to the Army.

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