Lady Palmerston and Her Times, Volume 1

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Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, 1922 - Great Britain - 412 pages
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Page 48 - An Act to deprive her Majesty Queen Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of the title, prerogatives, rights, privileges, and exemptions of Queen Consort of this realm, and to dissolve the marriage between his Majesty . and the said Caroline Amelia Elizabeth.
Page 101 - If there be a determined project to interfere by force or by menace in the present struggle in Spain, so convinced are his majesty's government of the uselessness and danger of any such interference — so objectionable does it appear to them in principle, as well as utterly...
Page 73 - If shape it may be called, which shape has none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb ; Or substance may be called that shadow seems, For each seems either ; black it stands as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shakes a dreadful dart ; and what seems its head The likeness of a kingly crown has on.
Page 193 - She was distracted when he died — " the best of friends and the kindest of husbands. The most benevolent and the kindest of men. The most strictly just, and the most considerate of the feelings of others. All his good qualities would fill a page, and his faults were almost none ; at least I never knew a mortal in whom was less to blame or more to love and admire and respect.
Page 37 - The thirst for education is so great that there are now three or four schools upon the estate. The people join in engaging some itinerant master ; they run him up a miserable mud hut on the roadside, and the boys pay him half a crown, or some five shillings, a quarter. They are taught reading, writing, and arithmetic, and what, from the appearance of the establishment, no one would imagine, Latin, and even Greek.
Page 39 - ... was a necessary consequence of the battle, and one did not feel anxious about it. What will the croakers say now ? They have not a twig left to perch upon. I only hope Saumarez* will fall in with the Russians in the Baltic, and then I think we shall have beat Alexander into the warmest friendship and regard for us. What a triumph to the orders in Council is the opening of the Dutch ports! It is a complete confession of defeat by Buonaparte in the commercial as well as military contest he is waging...
Page 37 - The worst circumstance attending the property is that it is so populous. Every farm swarms with little holders, who have each four or five, or at the utmost ten or twelve acres. They are too poor to improve their land, and yet it is impossible to turn them out, as they have no other means of subsistence. Their condition, however, will be improved as I gradually get rid of the middlemen, or petty landlords. " These people take a certain quantity of ground, reserve to themselves a small portion...
Page 40 - ... a ten-guinea subscription, for which you have a ball and supper once a week, for twelve weeks. You may imagine by the sum the company is chosen ; though, refined as it is, it will be scarce able to put out old Soho (Mrs.
Page 57 - Most gracious Queen, we thee implore To go away and sin no more; But, if that effort be too great, To go away at any rate.
Page 211 - He has a young and inexperient [sic] infant in his hands, whose whole conduct and opinions must necessarily be in complete subservience to his views. I do him the justice to believe that he has some feeling for his situation and...

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