Memoirs and Correspondence (official and Familiar) of Sir Robert Murray Keith, K.B., Envoy Extraordinary Ad Minister Plenipotentiary at the Courts of Dresden, Copenhagen, and Vienna, from 1769-1792: With a Memoir of Queen Carolina Matilda of Denmark, and an Account of the Revolution There in 1772, Volumes 1-2
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Page 291 - I am, with great truth and regard, Sir, your most obedient humble servant, SUFFOLK.
Page 176 - I came to town to see the Danish King. He is as diminutive as if he came out of a kernel in the Fairy Tales. He is not ill made, nor weakly made, though so small ; and though his face is pale and delicate, it is not at all ugly, yet has a strong cast of the late King, and enough of the late Prince of Wales to put one upon one's guard not to be prejudiced in his favour. Still he has more royalty than folly in his air ; and, considering he is not twenty, is as well as one expects any king in a puppet-show...
Page 176 - Carlton-house, and at night at lady Hertford's assembly. He only takes the title of altesse, an absurd mezzotermine, but acts king exceedingly ; struts in the circle like a cock-sparrow, and does the honours of himself very civilly.
Page 418 - English money of 234.OOO/.,3 and that in so doing the said Robert Lord Clive abused the powers with which he was intrusted, to the evil example of the servants of the public.
Page 257 - Although I have not the honour of being personally known to you, I hope you will excuse the liberty I now take, in addressing you on the subject of a transaction more than once alluded to by you, in which an ancestor of mine was unhappily concerned. I allude to the slaughter of Lord Kilpont, son of the Earl of Airth and Monteith, in 1644, by James Stewart of Ardvoirlich.
Page 113 - Highlanders," says an article which appeared in the Vienna Gazette of seventeen hundred and sixty-two, " are a people totally different in their dress, manners, and temper from the other inhabitants of Britain. They are caught in the mountains when young, and still run with a surprising degree of swiftness. As they are strangers to fear, they make very good soldiers when disciplined.
Page 415 - That all acquisitions made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign princes, do of right belong to the State.
Page 492 - MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE Of SIR ROBERT MURRAY KEITH, KB, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Courts of Dresden, Copenhagen, and Vienna, from 1769 to 1793; with Biographical Memoirs of Queen Caroline Matilda, Sister of George III.
Page 98 - Was nightingale ever so sweet ? " How foolish was I to believe She could doat on so lowly a clown ; Or that her fond heart would not grieve, To forsake the fine folk of the town ! To think that a beauty so gay, So kind and so constant would prove; Or go clad like our maidens in...
Page 165 - Long live Christian VII.," the people cried out, " May he not only live long, but reign well like his father!" That such would be the case, thus descended, it was not unnatural for his English connections to conclude, or at least to hope, of a youth of seventeen ; who, if he had hitherto certainly manifested no talent, is admitted to have joined to a fatal facility of disposition, a good-nature and graciousness which...