The Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861, Volume 1

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Page 96 - Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country ; I am very young and perhaps in many, though not in all things, inexperienced, but I am sure, that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.
Page 358 - Peel gave notice of his intention to move that her " Majesty's Ministers do not sufficiently possess the confidence of the House of Commons to enable them to carry through the House measures which they deem of essential importance to the public welfare, and that their continuance in office under such circumstances is at variance with the spirit of the Constitution.
Page 208 - The Queen, having considered the proposal made to her yesterday by Sir Robert Peel, to remove the Ladies of her Bedchamber, cannot consent to adopt a course which she conceives to be contrary to usage, and which is repugnant to her feelings.
Page 211 - Liverpool1 should hold an office in the Household, Sir Robert Peel requested your Majesty's permission at once to offer to Lord Liverpool the office of Lord Steward, or any other which he might prefer. Sir Robert Peel then observed that he should have every wish to apply a similar principle to the chief appointments which are filled by the Ladies of your Majesty's Household, upon which your Majesty was pleased to remark that you must reserve the whole of those appointments, and that it was your Majesty's...
Page 60 - I have only now to beg you, my dearest Uncle, to take care of the health of one now so dear to me, and to take him under your special protection.
Page 146 - All I want from your kind Majesty is, that you will occasionally express to your Ministers, and particularly to good Lord Melbourne, that, as far as it is compatible with the interests of your own dominions, you do not wish that your Government should take the lead in such measures as might in a short time bring on the destruction of this country as well as that of your Uncle and his family.
Page 247 - I cannot describe to you with what a mixture of self-possession and feminine delicacy she read the paper. Her voice, which is naturally beautiful, was clear and untroubled ; and her eye was bright and calm, neither bold nor downcast, but firm and soft.
Page 93 - I look forward to the event which it seems is likely to occur soon, with calmness and quietness ; I am not alarmed at it, and yet I do not suppose myself quite equal to all ; I trust, however, that with good ,will, honesty, and courage 1 shall not, at all events, fail.
Page 564 - I experienced such kindness from you, dearest Uncle, which has ever since continued. It is true that my last stay here before I came to the Throne, from November, '36, to February...
Page 114 - Lord John Russell presents his humble duty to your Majesty, and has the honour to state that he has found it impossible to form an Administration. . . . Lord John Russell is deeply sensible of the embarrassment caused by the present state of public affairs.

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