A Catalogue of Letters and Other Historical Documents Exhibited in the Library at Welbeck

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John Murray, 1903 - Autographs - 316 pages
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Page 98 - This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Page 118 - Nort'i moved in the House of Commons for leave to bring in a bill "for the better regulating the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Page 89 - My lord treasurer found his credit daily declining. In May before the queen died, I had my last meeting with them at my lord Masham's. He left us together ; and therefore I spoke very freely to them both ; and told them, " I would retire, for I found all was gone.
Page 119 - On the next day (Friday) Mr. Pitt received from the King an open note, unsealed, requiring him to attend his Majesty on Saturday noon, at the Queen's Palace, in the Park. In obedience hereto, Mr. Pitt went on Saturday at noon-day, through the Mall, in his gouty chair, the boot of which (as he said himself) makes it as much known as if his name was writ upon it, to the Queen's Palace. He was immediately carried into the closet, received very graciously; and his Majesty...
Page 86 - When I returned to England I found their quarrels and coldness increased. I laboured to reconcile them as much as I was able : I contrived to bring them to my lord Masham's, at St. James's. My lord and lady Masham left us together. I expostulated with them both, but could not find any good consequences. I was to go to Windsor next day with my Lord-treasurer; I pretended business that prevented me : expecting they would come to some.
Page 92 - ... gratitude, she accepted them as she was sincerely attached to him. He earnestly requested her keeping it a secret till it was a more convenient time for him to make it known, to which she readily consented, having a perfect confidence in his honour. Among the persons of distinction that professed a friendship for Mrs. A., Robinson were the Earl and Countess of Oxford, daughter-in-law to the lord treasurer Oxford, who not only bore every public testimony of their affection and esteem for Mrs....
Page 90 - I loved my lord your father better than any other man in the world, although I had no obligation to him on the score of preferment ; having been driven to this wretched kingdom, to which I was almost a stranger, by his want of power to keep me in what I ought to call my own country, although I happened to be dropped here, and was a year old before I left it ; and to m,y sorrow, did not die before I came back to it again.
Page 148 - An Act for the Safety and Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable and seditious practices and attempts...
Page 122 - ... patriots and courtiers, king's friends and republicans; whigs and tories; treacherous friends and open enemies ; that it was indeed a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on.

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