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Page 28 - Lady Suffolk, then in waiting as woman of the bed-chamber, and of most accurate memory, painted the scene to me exactly. " On one side of the bed stood the godfathers and godmother; on the other side the Prince and the Princess's ladies.
Page 9 - This is a strange country,' he remarked afterwards ; 'the first morning after my arrival at St. James's, I looked out of the window, and saw a park with walks, and a canal, which they told me were mine. The next day Lord Chetwynd, the ranger of my park, sent me a fine brace of carp out of my canal ; and I was told I must give five guineas to Lord Chetwynd's servant for bringing me my own carp, out of my own canal, in my own park.
Page 13 - Second entrusted the secret to his wife, Queen Caroline, who told it to my father ; but the King was too tender of the honour of his mother to utter it to his mistress, nor did Lady Suffolk ever hear of it till I informed her of it several years afterwards. The disappearance of the Count made his murder suspected, and various reports of the discovery of his body have, of late years, been spread, but not with the authentic circumstances.
Page 17 - George the first to take care of his wife, as he would not survive her a year. That oracle was probably dictated to the French Deborah by the duke and duchess of Zell, who might be apprehensive lest the duchess of Kendal should be tempted to remove entirely the obstacle to her conscientious union with their sonin-law. Most Germans are superstitious, even such as have few other impressions of religion. George gave such credit to -the denunciation, that on the eve of his last departure he took leave...
Page 105 - Surely no man of seventy-four, unless superannuated, can have the smallest pleasure in sitting at home in his own room, as I always do, and being called by a new name.
Page 57 - He had good sense, infinite generosity, and not more oecouomy than was to be expected from a young man of warm passions and such vast expectations. He was modest and diffident too, but could not digest total dependence on a capricious and avaricious grandmother. His sister, lady Bateman, had the intriguing spirit of her father and grandfather, earls of Sunderland. She was connected with Henry Fox, the first lord Holland, and both had great influence over the duke of Marlborough.
Page 39 - Her face and person were charming ; lively she was almost to itourderie ; and so agreeable she was, tha.t I never heard her mentioned afterwards by one of her contemporaries who -did not prefer her as the most perfect creature they ever knew.
Page 69 - I have the honour to be, with great respect, my Lord, your Lordship's " Most obedient and obliged servant,
Page 129 - I not only suppressed the letter while you stayed there, out of delicacy to you, but it was the reason why, out of delicacy to myself, I did not go to see him as you often proposed to me, thinking it wrong to go and make a cordial visit to a man, with a letter in my pocket to laugh at him.
Page 60 - She always stopped at Paris, visited the church where lay the unburied body of James, and wept over it. A poor Benedictine of the convent, observing her filial piety, took notice to her Grace that the velvet pall that covered the coffin was become thread-bare, — and so it remained.