Memoirs of George the Fourth: Descriptive of the Most Interesting Scenes of His Private and Public Life, and the Important Events of His Memorable Reign; with Characteristic Sketches of All the Celebrated Men who Were His Friends and Companions as a Prince, and His Ministers and Counsellors as a Monarch. Comp. from Authentic Sources, and Documents in the King's Library in the British Museum, &c, Volume 1

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T. Kelley, 1830 - 493 pages

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Page 294 - t; I have use for it. Go, leave me. — (Exit Emilia). I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin, And let him find it. Trifles, light as air, Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of Holy Writ.
Page 208 - Avaunt ! and quit my sight ! let the earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold ; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with ! Lady M.
Page 94 - No holy seer of religion, no sage, no statesman, no orator, no man of any literary description whatever, has come up, in the one instance, to the pure sentiments of morality, or, in the other, to that variety of knowledge, force of imagination, propriety and vivacity of allusion, beauty and elegance of diction, strength and copiousness of style, pathos and sublimity of conception, to which we have this day listened with ardour and admiration. From poetry up to eloquence there is not a species of...
Page 545 - Highness, such as must, especially considering her exalted rank and station, necessarily give occasion to very unfavourable interpretations.
Page 213 - ... its natural and accustomed support. — A scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service, from the power of animating it by reward; and for allotting to the Prince all the invidious duties of government, without the means of softening them to the public by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
Page 214 - ... urge it as the preliminary and paramount consideration of any settlement in which he would consent to share. " If attention to what is presumed might be his majesty's feelings and wishes on the happy day of his recovery, be the object, it is with the truest sincerity the prince expresses his firm conviction, that...
Page 393 - As Lord Cholmondeley informs me that you wish I would define, in writing, the terms upon which we are to live, I shall endeavour to explain myself on 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 59 - ... The Prince's particular attention was observed by every one ; and I was again rallied at the end of the play. On the last curtsey, the royal family condescendingly returned a bow to the performers ; but just as the curtain was falling my eyes met those of the Prince of Wales, and with a look, that / never shall forget, he gently inclined his head a second time ; I felt the compliment, and blushed my gratitude.
Page 198 - His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales had as clear, as express a Right to exercise the power of Sovereignty, during the continuance of the illness and incapacity, with which it had pleased God to afflict His Majesty, as in the case of His Majesty's having undergone a natural demise.
Page 201 - On this ground his royal highness said, that he must be permitted to hope that the wisdom and moderation of all considerate men, at a moment when temper and unanimity were so peculiarly necessary, on account of the dreadful calamity which every description of persons must in common lament, but which he more particularly felt, would make them wish to avoid pressing a decision, which certainly was not...

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