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
T. Kelley, 1830 - 493 pages
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Page 293 - 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 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 509 - ... and its effecting my having the happiness of living more with you is no small incentive to my forming some ideas on the subject; but you may depend on their being not decided upon without your thorough and cordial concurrence, for your authority as mother it is my object to support. Believe me at all times, my dearest daughter-in-law and niece, Your most affectionate father-in-law and uncle, GEORGE R.
Page 560 - Europe, whose intercourse could strengthen, or enrich, or polish the mind. His own literature was various and elegant. In classical erudition, which by the custom of England is more peculiarly called learning, he was inferior to few professed scholars. Like all men of genius, he delighted to take refuge in poetry, from the vulgarity and irritation of business.
Page 213 - ... 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 390 - 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 546 - ... that his Majesty would suspend any further steps in the business until the Prince of Wales should be enabled to submit to him the statement which he proposed to make.
Page 442 - In this contest, the lowest and humblest of your majesty's subjects have been called on : it would, therefore, little become me, who am the first, and who stand at the very footstool of the throne, to remain a tame, an idle, and a lifeless spectator of the mischiefs which threaten us, unconscious of the dangers which surround us, and indifferent to the consequences which may follow.
Page 58 - 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 j ust 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.