A Queen of Tears: Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway and Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1904 - Denmark
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Page 14 - Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Page 158 - I came to town to see the Danish King. He is as diminutive as if he came out of a kernel in the Fairy Tales. He is not ill made, nor weakly made, though so small ; and though his face is pale and delicate, it is not at all ugly, yet has a strong cast of the late King, and enough of the late Prince of Wales to put one upon one's guard not to be prejudiced in his favour. Still he has more royalty than folly in his air ; and, considering he is not twenty, is as well as one expects any king in a puppet-show...
Page 32 - She died of an inflammation in her bowels in two days. Her figure was so very unfortunate, that it would have been difficult for her to be happy, but her parts and application were extraordinary. I saw her act in " Cato" at eight years old, (when she could not stand alone, but was forced to lean against the side-scene) better than any of her brothers and sisters. She had been so unhealthy, that at that age she had not been taught to read, but had learned the part of Lucia by hearing the others study...
Page 9 - Tis not the liquid brightness of those eyes, That swim with pleasure and delight; Nor those heavenly arches, which arise O'er each of them to shade their light: 'Tis not that hair, which plays with every wind, And loves to wanton round thy face ; Now straying round the forehead, now behind Retiring with insidious grace.
Page 14 - Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. ' ;' Had it been the whole generation, , , . Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Page 31 - Leicester house expecting a small company and a little music, but found nobody but her royal highness. She made me draw a stool and sit by the fire-side. Soon after came in the prince of Wales and prince Edward, and then the lady Augusta, all in an undress, and took their stools and sat round the fire with us. We continued talking of familiar occurrences till between ten and eleven, with the ease and unreservedness and unconstraint, as if one had dropped into- a sister's house that had a family,...
Page 33 - Cato" at eight years old, (when she could not stand alone, but was forced to lean against the side-scene,) better than any of her brothers and sisters. She had been so unhealthy, that at that age she had not been taught to read, but had learned the part of Lucia by hearing the others study their parts. She went to her father and mother, and begged she might act They put her off as gently as they could — she desired leave to repeat her part, and when she did, it was with so much sense, that there...
Page 16 - ... loving master, were forced to bespeak a great cold dinner from a common tavern in the neighbourhood. At three o'clock indeed, they vouchsafed to think of a dinner, and ordered one— but the disgrace was complete, the tavern dinner was paid for, and given to the poor.
Page 9 - As I am a friend to liberty in general, and to toleration in particular, I wish you may meet with all proper favour ; but for myself, I never gave my vote in parliament ; and to influence my friends, or direct my servants in theirs, does not become my station. To leave them entirely to their own consciences and understandings, is a rule I have hitherto prescribed to myself, and purpose through life to observe.

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