Diary Illustrative of the Times of George the Fourth: Interspersed with Original Letters from the Late Queen Caroline, and from Various Other Distinguished Persons, Volume 3


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Pagina 217 - The heart knoweth its own bitterness : And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
Pagina 217 - Full little knowest thou, who hast not tried. What hell it is in suing long to bide ; To lose good days, that might be better spent ; To waste long nights in pensive discontent ; To spend to-day, to be put back to-morrow, To feed on hope, to pine with fear and sorrow.
Pagina 272 - Fitzherbert, he told me that she had a stronger hold over the Regent than any of the other objects of his admiration, and that he always paid her the respect which her conduct commanded.
Pagina 95 - On verra tous les états Entre eux se confondre ; Les pauvres, sur leurs grabats, Ne plus se morfondre. Des biens on fera des lots Qui rendront les gens égaux.
Pagina 346 - I could not help admiring the goodness of heart and discrimination of talent which had made her patronise this unknown artist. Sir T. Lawrence looked at me several times whilst I was talking with Mr. B., and I saw his lips curl with a sneer, as if he despised me for conversing with so insignificant a person. It was very evident Sir Thomas did not like the company he found himself in, though he was too well-bred and too prudent to hazard a remark upon the subject.
Pagina 237 - to lament an ever-beloved child, but one most warmly attached friend, and the only one I have had in England ; but she is only gone before — I have not lost her, and I now trust we shall soon meet in a much better world than the present one. For ever your truly sincere friend, CP" This calamity, however, had no effect in rendering the writer more circumspect.
Pagina 272 - Highness's society, and not be captivated by the extreme fascination of his manners, which he inherits from his mother the Queen ; for his father has every virtue which can adorn a private character, as well as make a king respectable, but he does not excel in courtly grace or refinement.
Pagina 300 - Druidical priestess, which was the character ' we' assumed ; and Le Comte Alexander Hector von der Otto figured charmingly as a god, to whom all the priests and priestesses did homage. Willikin was the victim offered to his druidical majesty. The Count Alexander generally wears the insignia of the most holy order of Saint Caroline, which consists of a cross and a heart tied together with a true lover's knot, and the English royal motto encircling the badge :
Pagina 345 - Thomas is possessed, evidently lacks that worldly wisdom and that grace of manner which make a man gain an eminence in his profession, and succeed in society. Every word he uttered spoke the perfect simplicity of his mind, and his total ignorance of all worldly matters. He told me that Lady CL had been very kind to him. "Ah !" said he, "there is a deal of kindness in that lady.
Pagina 5 - Torlonia has a superstitious fear, that should he leave his old domicile to inhabit this new abode of Pluto, he would die ; so he only holds his festas in the new palace, guarding his money-bags in their ancient fortress. However, it is unjust not to add, that the Duca di Torlonia, though...