Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 1

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Leslie Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Smith, Elder, & Company, 1885 - Great Britain

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Page 226 - My heart clings to the place I have created. There is scarce a tree on it that does not owe its being to me.
Page 222 - As the natural head of her family, superintendent of her household, manager of her private affairs, sole confidential adviser in politics, and only assistant in her communications with the officers of the Government, he is, besides the husband of the Queen, the tutor of the Royal children, the private secretary of the Sovereign, and her permanent minister.
Page 365 - THE Life of John Buncle, Esq. ; containing various Observations and Reflections made in several parts of the World, and many Extraordinary Relations...
Page 219 - He is said to be circumspect, discreet, and even now cautious. But all this is not enough. He ought to have not merely great ability, but a right ambition, and great force of will as well. To pursue for...
Page 365 - Memoirs, containing the Lives of several Ladies of Great Britain; a History of Antiquities, Productions of Nature, and Monuments of Art; Observations on the Christian Religion, as professed by the Established Church and Dissenters of every Denomination...
Page 312 - I order my executors to pay him the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, being, to the best of my calculation, the account of what I have received from him ; partly for my own, and partly for charitable uses.
Page 221 - The next day (16th October, 1839), Prince Albert writes to give Baron Stockmar what he knew would be ' the most welcome news possible.' ' Victoria,' he adds (Early Years, }i. 226), ' is so good and kind to me, that I am often puzzled to believe that I should be the object of so much affection. I know the interest you take in my happiness, and therefore pour out my heart to you.
Page 126 - I fared like a distressed Prince who calls in a powerful neighbour to his aid. I was undone by my auxiliary. When I had once called him in, I could not subsist without dependence on him.
Page 319 - An Admonition to the Nobility and People of England and Ireland concerning the present wars, made for the execution of his Holiness's sentence, by the King Catholic of Spain...
Page 132 - West Barbary, or a Short Narrative of the Revolutions of the Kingdoms of Fez and Morocco, with an account of their present customs, sacred, civil, and domestic.

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