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" She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. "
Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed Passages of the ... - Page 160
by Gilbert Burnet, Sir Thomas Burnet, Martin Joseph Routh - 1823
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Windsor Castle, and Its Environs

Leitch Ritchie - 1848 - 312 pages
...the haughty, insulting, and unfeeling rival of the neglected queen. " She was," says Bishop Burnet. " a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious...him : his passion for her, and her strange behaviour to him, did so disorder him, that often he was not master of himself, nor capable of minding business,...
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The Stowe Catalogue: Priced and Annotated

Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Henry Rumsey Forster - Art - 1848 - 310 pages
...afterwards, and died ofa dropsy,on the 9th of October, 1709, in her 69th year. Bishop Buruet says," she was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and hsr strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often hewas not master of himself, nor...
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The Stowe Catalogue: Priced and Annotated

Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Henry Rumsey Forster - Art - 1848 - 310 pages
...afterwards, and died of a dropsy, on the 9th of October, 1709, in her 69th year. Bishop Burnet says," »he was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous; ioolish, but imperious; very uneasy to the King, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while...
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Memoirs of the court of England during the reign of the Stuarts ..., Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1855
...at Court that her influence more perceptibly declined. " The Duchess of Cleveland," says Burnet, " was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious...imperious, very uneasy to the King, and always carrying on intrigue • with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and...
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England's Greatness: Its Rise and Progress in Government, Laws, Religion ...

John Wade - England - 1856 - 815 pages
...this estimate both Burnet and Pepys, the Admiralty secretary, concur; but, says the bishop, she " was enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy to the king;" so "that often he was not master of himself, or capable of minding business." The amorous monarch,...
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The great governing families of England, by J.L. Sanford and M ..., Volume 1

1865
...previous wife still living. She died on the 9th of October 1709, of dropsy. Burnet says of her : " She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...; very uneasy to the King, and always carrying on in* Vide anted, under " the Stanhopes." trigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous...
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The life, times and scientific labours of the second marquis of Worcester ...

Henry Dircks - 1866
...— Pepys in his Memoirs relates many curious anecdotes of this lady : . . . Bishop Burnet says — "she was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy to the king, &c. She was married just before the restoration to Roger Palmer, Esq., who in the 13th year of Charles...
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A Memoir of Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland

George Steinman Steinman - 1871 - 256 pages
...Portsmouth and " Nelly1." Bishop Burnet, who must have known the Duchess, gives this character of her : " She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...often he was not master of himself, nor capable of business, which, in so critical a time, required great application." Another contemporary of hers,...
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Memoirs of count Grammont, ed., with notes, by sir W. Scott

Anthony Hamilton - 1876
...afterwards, and died of a dropsy, on the 9th of October, 1709, in her 69th year. Bishop Burnet says, " she was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. Hia passion for her, and her strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often he was...
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The Story of Nell Gwyn and the Savings of Charles II.: With the Author's ...

Peter Cunningham - 1892
...Cleveland), who was, if possible, a more worthless woman than Lucy Walter. Bishop Burnet wrote of her : ' She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...often he was not master of himself, nor capable of business which in so critical a time required great application.' There is ample evidence that this...
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