The Love of an Uncrowned Queen: Sophie Dorothea, Consort of George I., and Her Correspondence with Philip Christopher Count Königsmarck (now First Published from the Originals)
Hutchinson & Company, 1900
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The Love of an Uncrowned Queen: Sophie Dorothea, Consort of George I, and ...
W. H. Wilkins
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Page 311 - To this entertainment there often follows that of whipping a blinded Bear, which is performed by five or six men, standing circularly, with whips, which they exercise upon him without any mercy, as he cannot escape from them because of his chain.
Page 311 - There is still another place, built in the form of a theatre, which serves for the baiting of bulls and bears; they are fastened behind, and then worried by gre'at English bull-dogs, but not without great...
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Page 58 - Robert [Rupert] had preceded me, and was at court when I saluted king Charles. In making my obeisance to the king, I did not omit to give him the letter of your serene highness, after which he spoke of your highness, and said, ' that he remembered you very well.
Page 59 - All the milords came to see me sons pretendre le main chez mo*: 2 milord Greue [perhaps Grey] is one that came to me very often indeed. They cut off the head of lord Stafford yesterday, and made no more ado about it than if they had chopped off the head of a pullet.
Page 48 - Sophia was a woman of good sense, and excellent conversation. I was very well acquainted with her. She sat very loose in her religious principles, and used to take a particular pleasure in setting a heretic, wherever she could meet with such, and one of her chaplains a disputing together.—The same.
Page 239 - I slept like a king, and I hope you did the same. What joy ! what rapture ! what enchantment have I not tasted in your sweet arms ! Ye gods ! what a night I spent ! The memory of it blots out all my troubles, and for the moment I count myself the happiest man on earth.