A memoir of her royal highness princess mary adelaide, Volume 1

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Page 24 - Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath : for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry anything out. 1 Tim. vi. Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute : laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life.
Page 20 - ... place, to which she has been recommended by her father, who is clerk of the kitchen to the Duke of York. The Princesses have a German in this office, to assist their study of that language, which, in their future destinations, may prove essential to them. Miss...
Page 72 - Queens had eagerly desired) solely with the object of not departing from a course which would be more agreeable to the King, although we could not regard the course as the best. You will therefore easily understand that the sudden announcement of this double marriage could not fail to cause us surprise and very keen regret.
Page 5 - His exterior is highly prepossessing. He is extremely handsome, tall, and finely formed. His complexion fair, yet manly ; his features regular, yet expressive. His manners bear that stamp of real goodness, which no art can imitate, no other charm replace; and though he presents himself with suitable dignity, his address immediately inspires ease and confidence. His conversation is fluent, various, and entertaining.
Page 116 - ... solemn promises I make, and as a true Christian, become a blessing to my widowed Mother, and one day reunited with Papa in a better and happier world. . . . Believe me, dearest Draperinechen, your very affectionate and attached MARY ADELAIDE. Cambridge Cottage, January 6, 1851. DEAREST DEAR ELLINOR, — Several months have passed since last you heard from me, my dear friend, and now I take up my pen to beg your pardon most humbly for all my misdeeds, and to wish you a very happy New Year, and...
Page 8 - ... has been very great, though I know no details of it, but to judge from the lists I have received of the loss of the Legion and the Hanoverians, I dread the arrival of the Gazette. There is one great comfort in the reflection that all those who have been killed died for the good cause, and I flatter myself that this great victory will bring about the downfall of the Monster, without which we can never expect to have peace in Europe. The much-lamented death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 made it...
Page 311 - Mama (looking so handsome in violet velvet trimmed with ermine, and white silk and violet) and the Cambridges were. All the foreign Princes and Princesses, except Uncle, the Prince of Prussia, and Prince Albert of Prussia, were already in the Chapel. ' Then the procession was formed, just as at my marriage, only how small the...
Page 407 - Wilberforce, referring to the scene in the Chapel, notes, "The wedding was certainly the most moving sight I ever saw. The Queen above all looking down added such a wonderful chord of feeling to all the lighter notes of joyfulness and show. Every one behaved quite at their best. The Princess of Wales, calm, feeling, self-possessed, the Prince with more depth of manner than ever before. Princess Mary's entrance was grand.
Page 412 - Francis only arrived in England on the 6th of March, and we met for the first time on the 7th at St. James's. One month's acquaintance settled the question, and on the 6th of April he proposed in Kew Gardens and was accepted.
Page 376 - Massachusetts. much of which was obviously written to reconcile the more fiery portion of the American public to the unpalatable concession, that Captain Wilkes had acted without instructions, and that the four persons taken from the Trent should

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