The defence of her majesty the queen against the charges ... brought against her ... when princess of Wales, in 1806

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Page xviii - Highness, such as must, especially considering her exalted rank and station, necessarily give occasion to Very unfavourable interpretations.
Page x - It wiH be my duty, likewise to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience and resignation under every trial. Do me the justice to believe that I shall never cease to pray for your happiness, and to be Your much devoted May 6, 1796.
Page xxiv - In this situation, his Majesty is advised that it is no longer necessary for him to decline receiving the Piincess into his royal presence. " The King sees, with great satisfaction, the agreement of his confidential servants, in the decided opinion expressed by the four Lords upon the falsehood of the accusations of pregnancy and delivery, brought forward against the Princess by Lady Douglas.
Page 115 - Could I forbear to point out to your Majesty, how long this intended mischief had been meditated against me ? Could I forbear to point out my doubts, at least, of the legality of the Commission, under •which the proceeding had been had ? or to point out the errors and inaccuracies, into which the great and able men, who were named in this...
Page vi - Our inclinations are not in our power, nor should either of us be held answerable to the other, because nature has not made us suitable to each other. Tranquil and comfortable society is, however, in our power ; let our intercourse, therefore, be restricted to that...
Page 75 - ... my private conduct. How would it be endured, that the judgment of one man should be asked, and recorded in a solemn Report, against the conduct of another, either with respect to his behaviour to his children, or to his wife, or to any other relative? How would it be endured, in general, and I trust, that my case ought not, in this respect, to form an exception, that one woman should in a similar manner be placed in judgment, upon the conduct of another? And that judgment be reported, where her...
Page 16 - ... had been laid before his royal highness the prince of Wales, respecting the conduct of her royal highness the princess. That these statements not only imputed to her royal highness great impropriety and indecency of behaviour...
Page 96 - Wilson, when she supposed the princess to be in the library, had gone into the princess's bed-room, and had found a man there at breakfast with the princess, or that there was a great to-do about it, and that M. Wilson was sworn to secrecy, and threatened to be turned away if she divulged what she had seen.
Page 19 - I had determined to suckle it myself: that I had laid my plan, if discovered, to have imposed it upon his royal highness as his child. Nay, they were to believe that I had stated, and that lady Douglas had believed the statement to be true, that I had in fact attempted to suckle it, and only gave up that part of my plan, because it made me nervous, and was too much for my health. And, after all this, they were then to believe, that having made lady Douglas thus unnecessarily the...
Page 97 - ... some reason, don't examine Cole to this point at all, don't endeavour to trace out this story ; if they had, they must have discovered which of these witnesses spoke the truth ; but they leave this contradiction not only unexplained, but uninquired after, and in that state, report both these witnesses, Cole and Fanny Lloyd, who thus speak to the two sides of a contradiction, and who therefore, cannot, by possibility, both speak truth, as witnesses who cannot be suspected of partiality, whose...

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