The Private Life of a King: Embodying the Suppressed Memoirs of the Prince of Wales, Afterwards George IV, of England. Now First Published

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Literary and Art Publishing Company, 1875 - 672 pages

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Page 180 - t; I have use for it. Go, leave me. — (Exit Emilia). I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin, And let him find it. Trifles, light as air, Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of Holy Writ.
Page 467 - THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such, that if the above bounden James Wilson and Thomas Ash their heirs, executors, or administrators, shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid, unto the above named John Pickens his executors, administrators, or assigns, the just and full sum of Here insert the condition.
Page 293 - 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 11 - I found his Royal Highness uncommonly full of princely prejudices, contracted in the nursery, and improved by the society of bed-chamber women, and pages of the back-stairs.
Page 391 - ... proceeded to examine the several witnesses, the copies of whose depositions we have hereunto annexed ; and, in further execution of the said commands we now most respectfully submit to your majesty the report of these examinations as it has appeared to us : but we beg leave at the same time humbly to refer your majesty, for more complete information, to the examinations themselves, in order to correct any error of judgment into which we may have unintentionally fallen with respect to any part...
Page 53 - Lordship's embarrassment far exceeded mine : he attempted to speak — paused, hesitated, apologized; I knew not why. He hoped I would pardon him ; that I would not mention something he had to communicate; that I would consider the peculiar delicacy of his situation, and then act as I thought proper.
Page 414 - King the realm e'er knew. I, through a decent reputable life, Was constant to plain food and a plain wife. Ireland I risked, and lost America; But dined on legs of mutton every day. My brain, perhaps, might be a feeble part; But yet I think I had an English heart. When all the Kings were prostrate, I alone Stood face to face against NAPOLEON; Nor ever could the ruthless Frenchman forge A fetter for OLD ENGLAND and OLD GEORGE: I let loose flaming NELSON on his fleets; I met his...
Page 393 - This expectation was not disappointed. We are happy to declare to your majesty our perfect conviction that there is no foundation whatever for believing that the child now with the princess is the child of her royal highness, or that she was delivered of any child in the year 1802; nor has any thing appeared to us which would warrant the belief that she was pregnant in that year, or at any other period within the compass of our inquiries.
Page 391 - Princess's own mouth, and partly on the personal observation of the informants, the following most important facts ; viz. that her Royal Highness had been pregnant in the year 1802, in consequence of an illicit intercourse, and that she had in the same year, been secretly delivered of a male child ; which child had ever since that period been brought up by her Royal Highness in her own house, and under her immediate inspection.
Page 60 - At the moment when everything was preparing for his Royal Highness's establishment, when I looked impatiently for the arrival of that day in which I might behold my adored friend gracefully receiving the acclamations of his future subjects ; when I might enjoy the public protection of that being for whom I gave up all, I received a letter from his Royal Highness, a cold and unkind letter — briefly informing me that

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