The Diaries and Correspondence of the Right Hon. George Rose: Containing Original Letters of the Most Distinguished Statesmen of His Day, Volume 2

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Page 287 - exchanged in the society of his intimate friends for a kindness of heart, a gentleness of demeanour, and a playfulness of good humour, which no one ever witnessed without interest, or participated in without delight. His mind, which in the grasp and extent of its capacity, seized with a quickness almost intuitive all the
Page 101 - on the high favour Mr. Pitt was then in with the whigs, and consider the nature of Mr. Fox as well as his own, we can have little doubt of the cordial friendship which such a night would have cemented, and that the union of the two parties would have been complete.
Page 285 - as he spoke, and clasping his hands with the utmost fervour and devotion — ' I throw myself entirely ' (the last word being pronounced with a strong emphasis) ' upon the mercy of God, through the merits of Christ.' The Bishop assured him that the frame of his mind at this awful moment was exactly such as might
Page 154 - he made to Mr. Fox, he was pressed by Mr. Pitt to allow him to repeat the proposition before he left the closet; to which the King assented, though he assured Mr. Pitt it would be useless. His Majesty added, that he had taken a positive determination not to admit Mr. Fox into his councils, even at the hazard of a civil war.
Page 269 - friendly to liberty into a course of hostility towards all change ; because they became accustomed to confound reform with revolution, and to dread nothing so much as the mischief which popular violence had produced in France, and with which the march of French conquests threatened to desolate Europe.
Page 320 - reference to a question which has already been the subject of such frequent and distressing reflections, he will not, under the circumstances in which it is so earnestly pressed, and adverting particularly to what took place in 1793, prevent his Ministers from submitting
Page 181 - weather, even the part of the forest he had seen had its beauties, as the ground was finely thrown about; to which his Majesty replied, he had no taste for what was called the fine wild beauties of nature; he did not like mountains and other romantic scenes, of which he sometimes heard much.
Page 100 - as an accession of strength necessary for well carrying on the war, he agreed to take office without any such accession, rather than thwart the personal antipathy—the capricious, the despicable antipathy of that narrow-minded and vindictive Prince against the most illustrious of his subjects.
Page 97 - you are glad to hear that Addington and I are one again;" and then he added, with a sweetness of manner which I shall never forget—" I think they are a little hard upon us in finding fault with
Page 186 - and sub-preceptor). But he considered Dr. Hayter, Bishop of Norwich, as an intriguing, unworthy man, more fitted to be a Jesuit than an English Bishop; and as influenced in his conduct by the disappointment he met with in failing to get the archbishopric of Canterbury.

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