The Boyhood of a Great King, 1841-1858: An Account of the Early Years of the Life of His Majesty Edward VII

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Harper and Brothers, 1906 - 399 pages

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Page 236 - The King has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Right Hon.
Page 161 - THOUGH some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is, which you shall not do by casting up a stone. More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as ballads and libels.
Page 223 - It was so calm, and so solitary, it did one good as one gazed around ; and the pure mountain air was most refreshing. All seemed to breathe freedom and peace, and to make one forget the world and its sad .turmoils.
Page 78 - ... watch every part of the public business, in order to be able to advise and assist her at any moment, in any of the multifarious and difficult questions or duties brought before her, sometimes international, sometimes political, or social, or personal.
Page 74 - Now you are Queen of the mightiest land of Europe, in your hand lies the happiness of millions. May Heaven assist you and strengthen you with its strength in that high but difficult task. I hope that your reign may be long, happy, and glorious, and that your efforts may be rewarded by the thankfulness and love of your subjects.
Page 272 - Park look as it did, — as far as the eye could reach. A little rain fell just as we started ; but before we came near the Crystal Palace the sun shone and gleamed upon the gigantic edifice, upon which the flags of all the Nations were floating.
Page 314 - Emperor led me, and there I stood, at the arm of Napoleon III., his nephew, before the coffin of England's bitterest foe ; I, the granddaughter of that King who hated him most, and who most vigorously opposed him, and this very nephew, who bears his name, being my nearest and dearest ally ! The organ of the Church was playing " God save the Queen " at the time, and this solemn scene took place by torchlight, and during a thunder-storm.
Page 108 - We must all have trials and vexations, but if one's home is happy then the rest is comparatively nothing. I assure you, dear uncle, that no one feels this more than I do. I had this autumn one of the severest trials I could have in parting with my government, and particularly from our kind and valued friend, and I feel even now this last very much ; but my happiness at home...
Page 217 - Outside stood the Marquis of Lorn, just two years old, a dear, white, fat, fair little fellow with reddish hair, but very delicate features, like both his father and mother : he is such a merry, independent little child. He had a black velvet dress and jacket, with a " sporran,
Page 351 - The second most eventful day in my life as regards feelings. I felt as if I were being married over again myself, only much more nervous, for I had not that blessed feeling which I had then, which raises and supports one, of giving myself up for life to him whom I loved and worshipped — then and ever...

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