The Life and Times of William IV.: Including a View of Social Life and Manners During His Reign, Τόμος 1

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Tinsley brothers, 1884

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Σελίδα 19 - My situation in Lord Hood's Fleet must be in the highest degree flattering to any young man. He treats me as if I was his son, and will, I am convinced, give me anything I can ask of him : nor is my situation with Prince William less flattering.
Σελίδα 156 - Is a gentleman who happens to be the King's minister to submit to be insulted by any gentleman who thinks proper to attribute to him disgraceful or criminal motives for his conduct as an individual ? I cannot doubt of the decision which I ought to make on this question. Your Lordship is alone responsible for the consequences. I now call upon your Lordship to give me that satisfaction for your conduct which a gentleman has a right to require, and which a gentleman never refuses to give.
Σελίδα 73 - I'll drink the King's health again, if I die for it. Yes, I have done it pretty well already; so has the King, I promise you ! I believe his Majesty was never taken such good care of before ; we have kept his spirits up, I promise you; we have enabled him to go through his fatigues ; and I should have done more still, but for the ball and Mary ; — I have promised to dance with Mary. I must keep sober for Mary.
Σελίδα 304 - Her husband survived but for three days the wife whom he had loved with a devotion to which her virtues, and her happy influence on the usefulness of his life, gave her so just a claim. His anxiety, during her illness, preyed upon his mind, and affected his health ; and the shock occasioned by her death led to that event which brought his life to a close, on the 2d of Nov. 1818, in the 62d year of his age...
Σελίδα 155 - Late political events have convinced me that the whole transaction was intended as a blind to the Protestant and High Church party, that the noble Duke, who had for some time previous to that period determined upon breaking in upon the constitution of 1688, might the more effectually, under the cloak of some outward show of zeal for the Protestant religion, carry on his insidious designs for the infringement of our liberties and the introduction of Popery into every department of the State.
Σελίδα 162 - I have ordered the army to concentrate at Quatre Bras ; but we shall not stop him there, and if so, I must fight him here" (at the same time passing his thumbnail over the position of Waterloo).
Σελίδα 389 - My lords and gentlemen, I have come to meet you for the purpose of proroguing this Parliament, with a view to its immediate dissolution. ' I have been induced to resort to this measure for the purpose of ascertaining the sense of my people, in the way in which it can be most constitutionally and authentically expressed, on the expediency of making such changes in the representation...
Σελίδα 368 - At three hundred there was a short cry of joy, — at three hundred and two another, suppressed however in a moment; for we did not yet know what the hostile force might be. We knew, however, that we could not be severely beaten. The doors were thrown open, and in they came. Each of them, as he entered, brought some different report of their numbers. It must have been impossible, as you may conceive, in the lobby, crowded as they were, to form any exact estimate. First we heard that they were three...
Σελίδα 106 - I shall hear in an hour of every thing you are doing. If you behave well in future, I will treat you like the rest, nor notice here what happened in another ship : but if you endeavour to excite mutiny, mark me well, I will instantly head you up in a cask, and throw you into the sea.
Σελίδα 106 - When a midshipman made a complaint, he would order the man for punishment the next day; and, in the interval, calling the boy down to him, would say, • In all probability the fault was yours ; but whether it were or not, I am sure it would go to your heart to see a man old enough to be your father disgraced and punished on your account; and it will therefore give me a good opinion of your disposition, if, when he is brought out, you ask for his pardon.

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