The Personal History of His Late Majesty George the Fourth: With Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons of the Last Fifty Year, Band 1

H. Colburn, 1841

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Seite 260 - 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.
Seite 240 - In his firm opinion, his royal highness the Prince of Wales had as clear, as express a right to assume the reins of government, and 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 and perfect demise...
Seite 249 - ... government from 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.
Seite 247 - Moore. 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 an explicit declaration of his sentiments.
Seite 244 - 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...
Seite 253 - ... 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 critical situation, with comfort to himself, with honour to the king, and with advantage to the public. (Signed) « GP" " Carlton House, January -2, 1789.
Seite 148 - Pitt, evidently intending to reply, sat with pen and paper in his hand, prepared to catch the arguments of this formidable adversary. He wrote a word or two ; Erskine proceeded ; but with every additional sentence Pitt's attention to the paper relaxed ; his look became more careless ; and he obviously began to think the orator less and less worthy of his attention. At length, while every eye in the house was fixed upon him, he, with a contemptuous smile, dashed the pen through the paper, and flung...
Seite 328 - 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 (Signed) CAROLINE.
Seite 239 - House not to waste a moment, but to proceed with all becoming speed and diligence to restore the sovereign power and the exercise of the royal authority.
Seite 5 - Elbe ; the younger more humbly adhered to the shores of the Adriatic. The dukes of Brunswick and the kings of Great Britain are the descendants of the first : the dukes of Ferrara and Modena are the offspring of the second."* A singular compact in the sixteenth century added to the celebrity of the house of Brunswick Lunenburg.

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