Life and Times of His Late Majesty George the Fourth: With Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons of the Last Fifty Years

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Harper & Brothers, 1836 - 414 sider
 

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Side 200 - It will be my duty, likewise, to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience and resignation under every trial. " Do me the justice to believe that I shall never cease to pray for your happiness, and to be, your much devoted
Side 368 - ... utterly inexpedient, if not unlawful, to pass in a residence for many centuries devoted to divine studies, religious retirement, and the extensive exercise of charity and benevolence; I add, in a place where so many of your predecessors have led their lives in such sanctity as has thrown lustre on the pure religion they professed and adorned. "From the dissatisfaction with which you must perceive I behold these improprieties, not to speak in harsher terms, and...
Side 402 - To whom we do acknowledge all faith and constant obedience with all hearty and humble affection, beseeching God, by whom Kings and Queens do reign, to bless the Royal Prince, George the Fourth, with long and happy years to reign over us.
Side 356 - Culling their potent herbs and baleful drugs, Who, as they sung, would take the prisoned soul And lap it in Elysium, Scylla wept, And chid her barking waves into attention, And fell Charybdis murmured soft applause...
Side 150 - I beg leave to add, that their ideas are formed on the supposition that his majesty's illness is only temporary, and may be of no long duration. It may be difficult to fix beforehand, the precise period for which these provisions ought to last; but if unfortunately his majesty's recovery should be protracted to a more distant period than there is reason at present to imagine, it will be open hereafter to the wisdom of parliament to reconsider these provisions, whenever the circumstances appear to...
Side 155 - ... all the King's subjects he deplores the most), in full confidence that the affection and loyalty to the King, the experienced attachment to the house of Brunswick, and the generosity which has always distinguished this nation, will carry him through the many difficulties inseparable from this most critical situation, with comfort to himself, with honour to the King, and with advantage to the public. (Signed) ' GP' ' Carlton House, January 2, 1789.
Side 153 - The prince, however, holding, as he does, that it is an undoubted and fundamental principle of this constitution that the powers and prerogatives of the crown are vested there as a trust for the benefit of the people, and that they are sacred...
Side 18 - The young King has all the appearance of being amiable. There is great grace to temper much dignity and extreme good-nature, which breaks out on all occasions.
Side 152 - Concerning the steps already taken by Mr. Pitt, the prince is silent — nothing done by the two houses of parliament can be a proper subject of his animadversion ; but when previously to any discussion in parliament, the outlines of a scheme of government are sent for his consideration, in which it is proposed that he shall be personally and principally concerned, and by which the royal authority, and the public welfare, may be deeply affected, the prince would be unjustifiable, were he to withhold...
Side 215 - But, since no event in my future life could compensate for the misfortune of not participating in the honours and dangers which await the brave men destined to oppose an invading enemy, I cannot forego the earnest renewal of my application. All I solicit is, a more ostensible situation than that in which I am at present placed ; for situated as I am, as a mere colonel of a regiment, the...

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