A Biographical Memoir of His Late Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces of Great Britain, &c. ...: With Numerous Anecdotes of the Royal Family, and Other Persons of High Distinction

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H. Fisher, 1827 - 600 pagina's
 

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Pagina 424 - It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting : for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart.
Pagina 473 - Of him it may be truly said that, " when the ear heard him, then it blessed him ; and when the eye saw him, it gave witness to him. Because he delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him, and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Pagina 483 - An intelligent sergeant whispered from time to time the word of command, which his captain would have been ashamed to have known without prompting ; and thus the duty of the field-day was huddled over rather than performed.
Pagina 363 - I should entrust the functions of the executive government. My sense of duty to our royal father solely decided that choice; and every private feeling gave way to considerations which admitted of no doubt or hesitation. I trust I acted in that respect as the genuine representative of the august person whose functions I was appointed to discharge ; and I have the satisfaction of knowing, that such was the opinion of persons, for whose judgment and honourable principles I entertain the highest respect.
Pagina 469 - Garter), being flanked by the Foot Guards, every fourth man bearing a flambeau, moved down the south aisle, and up the nave, in the following order : — Poor Knights of Windsor. Pages of their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Augusta, Elizabeth, and Sophia, Mr.
Pagina 294 - Majesty makes no claim to prescribe to France what shall be the form of her government, or in whose hands she shall vest the authority necessary for conducting the affairs of a great and powerful nation. His Majesty looks only to the security of his own dominions and those of his allies, and to the general safety of Europe.
Pagina 79 - that a committee be appointed to examine the journals of the house, and report precedents of such proceedings as may have been had in cases of the personal exercise of the royal authority being prevented or interrupted by infancy, sickness, infirmity, or otherwise, with a view to provide for the same.
Pagina 365 - ... some of those persons With whom the early habits of his public life were formed, would strengthen his Royal Highness' hands, and constitute a part of his government:" and his Royal Highness is pleased to add, " that with such support, aided by a vigorous and united administration, formed on the most liberal basis, he would look with additional confidence to a prosperous issue of the most arduous contest...
Pagina 96 - In consequence of a dispute already known to the public, his royal highness the Duke of York, attended by Lord Rawdon ; and Lieutenant-Colonel Lenox, accompanied by the Earl of Winchelsea, met at Wimbledon Common. The ground was measured at twelve paces, and both parties were to fire at a signal agreed upon. The signal being given. LieutenantColonel Lenox fired, and the ball grazed his royal highness's curl ; the Duke of York did not fire. Lieutenant-Colonel Lenox observed that his royal highness...
Pagina 426 - I beg to offer you my sincere thanks for the honour you have done me in...

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