George IV.: Memoirs of His Life and Reign, Interspersed with Numerous Personal Anecdotes; to which is Prefixed, an Historical Account of the House of Brunswick, from the Earliest Period
Treuttel and Würtz, Treuttel Jun. and Richter, 1830 - 484 pages
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Page 14 - Aristotle has brought to explain his doctrine of substantial forms, when he tells us that a statue lies hid in a block of marble ; and that the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter, and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone, the sculptor only finds it.
Page lxxxix - Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton ; and the peculiar happiness of my life will ever consist in promoting the welfare of a people, whose loyalty and warm affection to me I consider as the greatest and most permanent security of my throne...
Page 274 - ... depend on their being not decided upon without your thorough and cordial concurrence, for your authority as mother it is my object to support. Believe me at all times, my dearest daughter-in-law and niece, Your most affectionate father-in-law and uncle, GEORGE R.
Page 218 - The letter which you announce to me as the last, obliges me to communicate to the King, as to my sovereign and my father, both your avowal and my answer. You will find...
Page 92 - I beg leave to add, that their ideas are formed on the suppositioa that His Majesty's illness is only temporary, and may be of no long duration. It may be difficult to fix beforehand, the precise period for which these provisions ought to last; but if unfortunately His Majesty's recovery should be protracted to a more distant period than there is reason at present to imagine, it will be open hereafter to the wisdom of Parliament, to reconsider these provisions, whenever the circumstances appear to...
Page 86 - By that report they had ascertained the incapacity of the sovereign : and he advanced as a proposition deducible from the principles of the constitution, and the analogy of the law of hereditary succession, that whenever the sovereign was incapable of exercising the functions of his high office, the heir-apparent...
Page 6 - Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Great Steward of Scotland, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.
Page 14 - The philosopher, the saint, or the hero ; the wise, the good, or the great man, very often lie hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have dis-interred, and have brought to light.
Page 13 - CONSIDER a human soul, without education, like marble in the quarry : which shows none of its inherent beauties, until the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vien, that runs through the body of it.
Page 96 - ... disconnecting the authority to command service from the power of animating it by reward, and for allotting to the prince all the invidious duties of government without the means of softening them to the public by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.