Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole: Earl of Orford, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1816 - Prime ministers
 

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Page 240 - Majesty, to express the highest resentment of this House at the affront and indignity offered to his Most Sacred Majesty, by the memorial delivered by Monsieur de Palm, the Emperor's Resident, and at his insolence in printing and dispersing the same throughout the Kingdom...
Page 255 - George, who never loved his wife, gave implicit credit to the account of her infidelity, as related by his father ; consented to her imprisonment, and obtained from the ecclesiastical consistory a divorce, which was passed on the 28th of December, 1694.
Page 51 - The common calamity,' said his Majesty, ' occasioned by the wicked execution of the South Sea scheme, was become so very great before your meeting, that the providing proper remedies for it was very difficult. But it is a great comfort to me to observe that public credit now begins to recover, which gives me the greatest hopes that it will be entirely restored when all the provisions you have made for that end shall be duly put in execution.
Page 328 - I do no longer balance to assure Your Majesty of my Readiness to satisfy you with regard to your Demand touching the Restitution of Gibraltar, promising you to make use of the first favourable opportunity to regulate this article with the Consent of my Parliament.
Page 66 - In this situation of affairs we should be extremely wanting to ourselves, if we neglected to improve the favourable opportunity which this general tranquillity gives us, of extending our commerce, upon which the riches and grandeur of this nation chiefly depend. It is very obvious, that nothing would more conduce to the obtaining so public a good, than to make the exportation of our own manufactures, and the importation of the commodities used in the manufacturing of them, as practicable and easy...
Page 125 - This clasp the diamond girdle round his waist ; His breast, with rays, let just Godolphin spread, Wise Burleigh plant the plumage on his head, And Edward own, since first he fix'd the race, None press'd fair glory with a swifter pace.
Page 86 - Protestant religion, and regular in its duties. He reprobated with warmth the conduct of the Duke of Wharton, Lords North and Grey, and others, who had sacrificed their religion with a view to obtain the Pretender's favour : he even quarrelled with the Duke of Berwick, who proposed giving a Catholic preceptor to the young Duke of Buckingham, and used his influence over the Duchess to place none but Protestants about the person of her son.
Page 71 - do not make him the offer : I parted with him once against my inclination, and I will never part with him again as long as he is willing to serve me.
Page 66 - OF [CHAP. 22.] this general tranquillity gives us, of extending our commerce, upon which the riches and grandeur of this nation chiefly depend. It is very obvious, that nothing would more conduce to the obtaining so...

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