The History of the Life and Reign of George the Fourth, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831 - Great Britain

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Page 72 - I hurried through the first scene, not without much embarrassment, owing to the fixed attention with which the Prince of Wales honoured me. Indeed, some flattering remarks which were made by his Royal Highness met my ear as I stood near his box, and I was overwhelmed with confusion.
Page 44 - ... that whoever has already dared, or shall hereafter endeavour, by false insinuations and suggestions, to alienate your Majesty's affections from your loyal subjects in general, and from the City of London in particular, and to withdraw your confidence...
Page 177 - He seemed to feel, and even to envy, the happiness of my situation ; while I admired the powers of a superior man, as they are blended in his attractive character with the softness and simplicity of a child. Perhaps no human being was ever more perfectly exempt from the taint of malevolence, vanity, or falsehood.
Page 74 - I knew not why. He hoped I would pardon him ; that I would not mention something he had to communicate ; that I would consider the peculiar delicacy of his situation, and then act as I thought proper. — I could not comprehend his meaning, and therefore requested that he would be explicit. After some moments of evident rumination, he tremblingly drew a small letter from his pocket. I took it, and knew not what to say. It was addressed to PERDITA. I smiled, I believe rather sarcastically, and opened...
Page 210 - Lenox said he could not possibly fire again at the duke, as his royal highness did not mean to fire at him.
Page 56 - Sir, (said Parr,) your Royal Highness began this conversation ; and, if you permit it to go on, must tolerate a very different inference.' — ' Go on, (said the Prince ;) I declare that Markham understood Greek better than Hurd ; for, when I read Homer, and hesitated about a word, Markham immediately explained it, and then we went on ; but, when I hesitated with Hurd, he always referred me to the dictionary ; I therefore conclude he wanted to be informed himself.
Page 207 - ... the Duke of York, during Your Majesty's late lamented illness, had brought on us the heavy misfortune of Your Majesty's displeasure. I should be wholly unworthy the return of Your Majesty's confidence and good opinion, which will ever be the first objects of my life, if I could have read the passage I refer to in that letter without the deepest sorrow and regret for...
Page 72 - Mrs. Robinson commences her narrative, by stating, that ' the play of the Winter's Tale was, this season, commanded by their Majesties ; I never had performed before the royal family, and the first character in which I was destined to appear was that of Perdita. I had frequently played the part, both with the Hermione of Mrs. Hartley and...
Page 91 - I wait for the arrival of the packet, but no answer was returned. In the anguish of my soul I once more addressed the Prince of Wales; I complained, perhaps too vehemently, of his injustice; of the calumnies which had been by my enemies fabricated against me, of the falsehood of which he was but too sensible. I conjured him to render me justice. He did so; he wrote me a most eloquent letter, disclaiming the causes alleged by a calumniating world, and fully acquitting me of the charges which had been...
Page 77 - ... excepting the Duke of York, who almost universally alarmed us by the display of a buff coat, the most conspicuous colour he could have selected for an adventure of this nature.

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