George iv., memoirs of his life and reign

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Página cv - CONSIDER a human soul, without education, like marble in the quarry : which shows none of its inherent beauties, until the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vein, that .runs through the body of it.
Página 254 - ... depend on their being not decided upon without your thorough and cordial concurrence, for your authority as mother it is my object to support. Believe me at all times, my dearest daughter-in-law and niece, Your most affectionate father-in-law and uncle, GEORGE R.
Página 244 - Wales, yielding to none of your servants in zeal and devotion — to none of your subjects in duty — to none of your children in tenderness and affection, presumes to approach you, and again to repeat those offers which he has already made through your Majesty's ministers.
Página 199 - ... nature has not made us suitable to each other. Tranquil and comfortable society is, however, in our power: let our intercourse therefore be restricted to that, and I will distinctly subscribe to the condition which you required through Lady Cholmondeley, that even in the event...
Página 202 - The letter which you announce to me as the last, obliges me to communicate to the King, as to my Sovereign, and my Father, both your avowal and my answer. You will find enclosed the copy of my letter to the King.
Página xcviii - Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Great Steward of Scotland, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.
Página 80 - Prince makes the observation, that he sees, in the contents of that paper, a project for producing weakness, disorder, and insecurity in every branch of the administration of affairs. A project for dividing the Royal Family from each other...
Página cvi - What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero, the wise, the good, or the great man, very often lie hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have dis-interred, and have brought to light.
Página 243 - I ask to be allowed to display the best energies of my character; to shed the last drop of my blood in support of your Majesty's person, crown, and dignity ; for this is not a war for empire, glory, or dominion, but for existence. In this contest, the lowest and humblest of your Majesty's subjects have been...
Página 136 - I fear my joy will not be enthusiastic. The man of my choice, I am debarred from possessing, and I resign myself to my destiny. I am attentively studying the English language ; I am acquainted with it, but I wish to speak it with fluency. I shall strive to render my husband happy, and to interest him in my favor, since the fates will have it that I am to be Princess of Wales.

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