The Diary of a Lady-in-waiting, 第 1 巻

J. Lane, 1908
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This diary provides an inside look into the life at the court of the Princess of Wales in the late 18th and early 19th century.

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134 ページ - It is my earnest prayer, for her own sake, as well as her country's, that your Royal Highness may be induced to pause before this point be reached. " Those who have advised you, sir, to delay so long the period of my daughter's commencing her intercourse with the world-, and for that purpose to make Windsor her residence, appear not to have regarded the interruptions to her education which this arrangement occasions; both by the impossibility of obtaining the attendance of proper teachers, and the...
76 ページ - Such his person, next declare, Muse, who his companions are. Every fish of generous kind Scuds aside or slinks behind ; But about his presence keep All the monsters of the deep ; Mermaids with their .tails and singing His delighted fancy stinging; Crooked dolphins they surround him ; Dog-like seals they fawn around him.
132 ページ - I purposely refrained from making any representations which might then augment the painful difficulties of your exalted station. At the expiration of the restrictions I still was inclined to delay taking this step, in the hope that I might owe the redress I sought to your gracious and unsolicited condescension.
14 ページ - I told him to make me a better pair, and send them to me. I brought letters from all the princes and princesses to him, from all the petty courts, and I tossed them to him and said ; ' There , that's to prove I'm not an impostor.
186 ページ - After dinner, her Royal Highness made a wax figure as usual, and gave it an amiable addition of large horns ; then took three pins out of her garment, and stuck them through and through, and put the figure to roast and melt at the fire.
131 ページ - If her honour is invaded, the defence of her reputation is no longer a matter of choice; and it signifies not whether the attack be made openly, manfully, and directly — or by secret insinuation, and by holding such conduct towards her as countenances all the suspicions that malice can suggest. If these ought to be the feelings of every...
17 ページ - The Princess of Wales speaks highly of Mrs. Fitzherbert. She always says, " that is the Prince's true wife ; she is an excellent woman ; it is a great pity for him he ever broke vid her. Do you know I know de man who was present at his marriage, the late Lord B[radfor]d.* He declared to a friend of mine, that when he went to inform Mrs. Fitzherbert that the Prince had married me, she would not believe it, for she knew she was herself married to him.
76 ページ - See his blubber— at his gills What a world of drink he swills ! From his trunk, as from a spout, Which next moment he pours out. Such his person. Next declare, Muse, who his companions are : Every fish of generous kind Scuds aside, or slinks behind; But about his presence keep All the monsters of the deep ; Mermaids, with their tails and singing, His delighted fancy stinging; Crooked dolphins, they surround him ; Doglike seals...
133 ページ - Highness's attention from the other cares of your exalted station, I feel confident I am not claiming it for a matter of inferior importance either to yourself or your people. " The powers with which the Constitution of these realms vests your...
135 ページ - I devotedly hope she may be preserved to govern, and to show, by a new example, the liberal affection of a free and generous people to a virtuous and constitutional monarch. " I am, sir, with profound respect, and an attachment which nothing can alter, Your royal highness's most devoted and most affectionate Consort, cousin, and subject, (Signed) CAROLINE LOUISA.