Lord Melbourne

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Harper & Brothers, 1890 - Great Britain - 248 pages
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Page 102 - An Act to deprive her Majesty Queen Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of the title, prerogatives, rights, privileges, and exemptions of Queen Consort of this realm, and to dissolve the marriage between his Majesty . and the said Caroline Amelia Elizabeth.
Page 216 - 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 205 - She felt the contrast between their civil and their natural relations, and this was the only sign of emotion which She evinced. Her manner to them was very graceful and engaging; she kissed them both, and rose from her chair and moved towards the Duke of Sussex, who was farthest from her and too infirm to reach her. She seemed rather bewildered...
Page 229 - Uncle Ernest until after the meeting of Parliament, as it would be considered, otherwise, neg-lectful on my part not to have assembled Parliament at once to inform them of it "Lord Melbourne, whom I have of course consulted about the whole affair, quite approves my choice, and ex-presses great satisfaction at this event, which he thinks in every way highly desirable. "Lord Melbourne has acted in this business, as he has always done toward me, with the greatest kindness and affection.
Page 7 - The address against the dispensing power was expressed in most respectful and submissive terms; yet it was very ill received by the king, and his answer contained a flat denial, uttered with great warmth and vehemence. The commons were so daunted with this reply, that they kept silence a long time, and when Coke, member for Derby, rose up and said, " I hope we are all Englishmen, and not to be frightened with a few hard words...
Page 9 - Men, monkeys, lap-dogs, parrots, perish all! 120 She said; then raging to Sir Plume repairs, And bids her Beau demand the precious hairs : (Sir Plume of amber snuff-box justly vain, And the nice conduct of a clouded cane...
Page 79 - Rogers and Moore were standing by me. I was on the sofa. I had just come in from riding ; I was filthy and heated. When Lord Byron was announced, I flew out of the room to wash myself. When I returned, Rogers said, "Lord Byron, you are a happy man. Lady Caroline has been sitting in all her dirt with us, but when you were announced she flew to beautify herself.
Page 191 - It is a very disagreeable task to have to say to a statesman that his character is injured in the public estimation ; it is still more unpleasant to have to add that you consider this his own fault ; and it is idle to expect to be able to convince almost any man, and more particularly a man of very superior abilities and of unbounded confidence in those abilities, that this is the truth. I must, however, state plainly that your conduct was one of the principal causes of the dismissal of the late...
Page 193 - Lords, your Lordships have heard the powerful speech of the noble and learned lord, one of the most powerful ever delivered in. this House, and I leave your Lordships to consider what must be the nature and strength of the objections which prevent any government from availing themselves of the services of such a man.
Page 85 - It is all very well if one died at the end of a tragic scene, after playing a desperate part ; but if one lives, and instead of growing wiser, one remains the same victim of every folly and passion, without the excuse of youth and inexperience, what then ? Pray say a few wise words to me.

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