Court Life Below Stairs: Or, London Under the First Georges, 1714-1760, Volume 4

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Page 74 - 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 - I retain every sentiment of gratitude for the situation in which I find myself, as Princess of Wales, .enabled by your means to indulge in the free exercise of a virtue dear to my heart — I mean charity. It wiH be my duty, likewise to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience and resignation under every trial.
Page 143 - Case now before you ! Such is the evidence in support of this measure — evidence inadequate to prove a debt — impotent to deprive of a civil right — ridiculous to convict of the lowest offence — scandalous if brought forward to support a charge of the highest nature which the law knows — monstrous to ruin the honour, to blast the name of an English Queen...
Page 73 - ... notice to me or to the queen, precipitately hurried the princess from Hampton Court, in a condition not to be named. After having thus, in execution of your own determined measures, exposed both the princess and her child to the greatest perils, you now plead surprise and tenderness for the princess, as the only motives that occasioned these repeated indignities offered to me and to the queen your mother.
Page 59 - Sir, had you not better have a glass of water ? ' — upon which he, much out of humour, said, with an oath, ' No; I will go directly to the Queen,
Page 48 - Because there never was a father well with his son, or husband with his wife, or lover with his mistress, or a friend with his friend, that he did not try to make mischief between them.
Page 104 - ... fixed and unalterable determination not to meet the Princess of Wales upon any occasion, either in public or private.
Page 133 - 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.
Page 136 - The King has the fullest confidence, that in consequence of this communication, the House of Lords will adopt that course of proceeding which the justice of the case, and the honour and dignity of his Majesty's crown, may require.
Page 75 - Cholmondeley, that even in the event of any accident happening to my daughter (which I trust Providence in its mercy will avert), I shall not infringe the terms of the restriction, by proposing at any period, a connection of a more particular nature.

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