Social England Under the Regency, Volume 2

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Ward and Downey, 1890 - Great Britain

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Page 203 - O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us And foolish notion : What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n Devotion ! ADDRESS TO EDINBURGH.
Page 3 - ... and which shall remain therein, upon the exchange of the ratifications of this treaty, or any slaves or other private property, and all archives, records, deeds, and papers, either of a public nature, or belonging to private...
Page 3 - All territory, places and possessions whatsoever, taken by either party from the other, during the war, or which may be taken after the signing of this treaty, excepting only the islands hereinafter mentioned, shall be restored without delay...
Page 120 - Our Sovereign Lord the King chargeth and commandeth all persons, being assembled, immediately to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations, or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the act made in the first year of King George, for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies. God save the King.
Page 41 - British faith will have been lost in the hospitality of the Bellerophon. " I appeal to history. It will say, that an enemy, who for twenty years...
Page 312 - Out came a dirty silk handkerchief from his pocket, with which he carefully swept the ground ; then his opera hat was carefully placed for a pillow, and down he laid himself. After various tossings about, he seemed reconciled to the position ; but the house vociferously bawled out, " Die again, Romeo ! " and, obedient to the command, he rose up, and went through the ceremony again.
Page 59 - Carlisle, and other great Whigs, won and lost hundreds of thousands ; frequently remaining at the table for many hours without rising. "On one occasion, Lord Robert Spencer contrived to lose the last shilling of his considerable fortune, given him by his brother, the Duke of Marlborough ; General Fitzpatrick being much in the same condition, they agreed to raise a sum of money, in order that they might keep a faro bank. The members of the club made no objection, and ere long, they carried out their...
Page 24 - Youa ROYAL HIGHNESS, " A victim to the factions which distract my country, and to the enmity 'of the greatest powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people.
Page 21 - My political life is terminated, and I proclaim my son, under the title of Napoleon II., Emperor of the French. " The present ministers will provisionally form the council of the government. The interest which I take in my son induces me to invite the Chambers to form, without delay, the regency by a law. " Unite all for the public safety, in order to remain an independent nation. (Signed)
Page 59 - He retired, strange to say, from the foetid atmosphere of play, with the money in his pocket, and never again gambled. George Harley Drummond, of the famous banking-house, Charing Cross, only played once in his whole life at White's Club at whist, on which occasion he lost 20,000 to Brummell. This event caused him to retire from the banking-house of which he was a partner.

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