V. R. I.: Queen Victoria, Her Life and Empire
Entitled V.R.I. Queen Victoria: Her Life and Empire, this volume was written by the Marquis of Lorne John Campbell, ninth Duke of Argyll. Featuring a complete biography of her life and reign and including personal stories from the author's face-to-face interactions, the volume provides readers with a rare perspective on the monarch. The abbreviation in the title is short for Victoria Regina Imperatrix, meaning Victoria, Queen and Empress.
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Page 278 - ... carry on war against a Power with which it is at peace; and also to use like diligence to prevent the departure from its jurisdiction of any vessel intended to cruise or carry on war as above, such vessel having been specially adapted, in whole or in part, within such jurisdiction, to warlike use.
Page 78 - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel and the protestant reformed religion established by law ? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them ? King and queen. All this I promise to do.
Page 278 - I WAS glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the Lord.
Page 62 - She bowed to the Lords, took her seat, and then read her speech in a clear, distinct, and audible voice, and without any appearance of fear or embarrassment. She was quite plainly dressed, and in mourning. After she had read her speech and taken and signed the oath for the security of the Church of Scotland, the Privy Councillors were sworn, the two Royal Dukes...
Page 277 - A neutral Government is bound — First, to use due diligence to prevent the fitting out, arming, or equipping, within its jurisdiction, of any vessel which it has reasonable ground to believe is intended to cruise or to carry on war against a Power with which it is at peace...
Page 198 - 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 104 - Your choice has been for these last years my conviction of what might and would be best for your happiness...
Page 108 - I went in. The room was full, but I hardly knew who was there. Lord Melbourne I saw looking kindly at me with tears in his eyes, but he was not near me. I then read my short declaration. I felt my hands shook, but I did not make one mistake. I felt most happy and thankful when it was over. Lord Lansdowne then rose, and, in the name of the Privy Council, asked that ' this most gracious and most welcome communication might be printed.
Page 62 - I saw her blush up to the eyes, as if she felt the contrast between their civil and their natural relations, and this was the only sign of emotion which she evinced. Her manner to them was very graceful and engaging ; she kissed them both, and rose from her chair and moved towards the Duke of Sussex, who was farthest from her, and too infirm to reach her.
Page 277 - Alabama claims : and whereas Her Britannic Majesty has authorized her High Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries to express in a friendly spirit the regret felt by Her Majesty's Government for the escape, under whatever circumstances, of the Alabama and other vessels from British ports, and for the depredations committed by those vessels...