Lives of the queens of England of the house of Hanover, Volume 2

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Page 460 - But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe...
Page 156 - ... dismissed and turned away, and made capricious changes everywhere, from the Lord Chamberlain to the grooms and footmen ; he had turned away the Queen's favourite coachman, made footmen grooms, and " vice versa ;" and what was still worse, because more notorious, had removed Lords of the Bedchamber without a shadow of reason ; that all this afflicted the Royal Family beyond measure ; the Queen was ill and cross, the Princesses low, depressed, and quite sinking under it...
Page 47 - cried by the hour, testified the sincerity and violence of his passion and despair, by the most extravagant expressions and actions, rolling on the floor, striking his forehead, tearing his hair, falling into hysterics, and swearing he would abandon the country, forego the crown, sell his jewels and plate, and scrape together a competency, to fly with the object of his affections to America.
Page 238 - I would define in writing the terms upon which we are to live, I shall endeavour to explain myself upon that head with as much clearness, and with as much propriety, as the nature of the subject will admit. 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.
Page 164 - Thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar cave.
Page 227 - She very properly, in consequence of my saying to her it was the right mode of proceeding, attempted to kneel to him. He raised her (gracefully enough) and embraced her, said barely one word, turned round, retired to a distant part of the apartment, and, calling me to him, said : " Harris, I am not well ; pray get me a glass of brandy.
Page 304 - I must consider our engagement from this moment to be totally and for ever at an end. I leave the explanation of this affair to be made by you to the Prince in whatever manner is most agreeable to you, trusting it entirely to your honour, of which I have never for a moment doubted. I cannot conclude without expressing the sincere...
Page 51 - Duke of York came to me at five. Uneasy lest the Duchess should be forced to sup at the same table with Mrs. Fitzherbert, at the ball to be given by the Knights of the Bath, on the 1st of June. Talks it over with me — says the King and Queen will not hear of it. On the other side, he wishes to keep on terms with the Prince.
Page 248 - I ought perhaps so far to be thankful to them for their wholesome lessons of humility. I have therefore entered into this long detail to endeavour to remove, at the first possible opportunity, any unfavourable impressions; to rescue myself from the dangers •which the continuance of these suspicions might occasion, and to preserve to me your majesty's good opinion, in whose kindness hitherto I have found infinite consolation, and to whose justice, under all Circumstances, I can confidently appeal.
Page 66 - ... He accepted her kindness with the same frank affection that she offered it ; and the next moment they both spoke English, and talked upon common and general subjects. What they said I am far enough from knowing ; but the whole was too rapid to give me time to quit the room ; and I could not but see with pleasure that the Queen had received some favour with which she was sensibly delighted, and that the King, in her acknowledgments, was happily and amply paid.

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