A Memoir of the Right Hon. William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley: With Selections from His Correspondence, Volume 1

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Page 18 - I have also reason to know that the conditions likely to be imposed by his Majesty, are, that the Queen is not to assume the style and title of Queen of England, or any title attached to the Royal Family of England. A condition is also to be attached to this grant, that she is not to reside in any part of the United Kingdom, or even to visit England. The consequence of such a visit will be an immediate message to Parliament, and an entire end to all compromise and negotiation.
Page 229 - That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name.
Page 19 - It is material that her majesty should know confidentially, that if she shall be so ill-advised as to come over to this country, there must then be an end to all negotiation and compromise. The decision, I may say, is taken to proceed against her as soon as she sets her foot on the British shore.
Page 194 - Unless we eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink his blood, we have no life in us h :" and yet God forbid that every man that is not communicated, should die eternally.
Page 155 - Sir Colin ! you are precisely the sort of person to do good by stealth, and ' blush to find it fame.'" " I have not gone near a cottage for seven years, except to light my cigar, Miss Fitz-Patrick ! but there was a curious incident that occurred to me in the village of Nettleton, which may enliven us while we stand here" " Stop, Sir Colin! we must investigate Matilda's story before you gain a hearing. One at...
Page 20 - 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 24 - To calumniate your innocent wife was now the shortest road to Royal favour ; and to betray her was to lay the sure foundation of boundless riches, and titles of honour. Before claims like these, talent, virtue, long services, your own personal friendships, your Royal engagements, promises, and pledges, written as well as verbal, melted into a Your Cabinet was founded on this basis.
Page 37 - Leach ; the first brief 1 held before him was merely to ask for payment to executors of the small arrears of an annuity (a few pounds) when the principal sum was about to be paid out on the death of the annuitant to the parties entitled in remainder. This, at present, is a matter of course. Then in strictness, a separate petition, costing more than the money itself, was formally required. I simply asked, as instructed, that this might be dispensed with and the money paid. The answer from the bench...
Page 141 - Went to Coleridge's with Mr. and Mrs. Montagu and Irving in the evening. . . . We found a large party at Highgate, and Coleridge was very entertaining. He read us a fine passage from a manuscript on the foolish objection to theory and demand for facts. "Such men," he observed, are "preparing their souls for the office of turnspit at the next metempsychosis.

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