Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third, Volume 1

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Page 271 - The powers at war with my good brother the king of Prussia, have been induced to agree to such terms of accommodation, as that great prince has approved; and the success which has attended my...
Page 209 - I will do my best to procure this employment for him, if I can soon learn that he desires it? If he does choose it, I doubt not of his and his friend Boone's hearty assistance, and believe I shall see you, too, much oftener in the House of Commons. This is offering you a bribe, but 'tis such a one as one honest good-natured man may without offence offer to another.
Page 222 - His speech it would be difficult to detail; it lasted three hours and twenty-five minutes, and was uttered in so low and faint a voice that it was almost impossible to hear him. At intervals he obtained the permission of the House to speak sitting, a permission he did not abuse; supporting himself with cordials, and having the appearance of a man determined to die in that cause and in that hour.
Page 271 - I am sure, all foreigners, especially the King of Prussia, will hold the minister in contempt and abhorrence. He has made our sovereign declare, my expectations have been fully answered by the happy effects which the several allies of my crown have derived from this salutary measure of the definitive Treaty.
Page 108 - In his younger years he had acted playe with so much applause, that, it was said, Garrick had offered him a thousand pounds a-year to come upon the stage. This man, therefore, had been selected by Lord Fitzmaurice (become Earl of Shelburne by the death of his father) as a bravo to run down Mr. Pitt. Lord Shelburne held a little knot of young orators at his house ; but Barre' soon overtopped them ; and Fox had pushed on the project of employing him to insult Pitt — to what extent was surmised by...
Page 269 - His pride, like Lord Egremont's, taught him much civility. He spoke readily and agreeably, and only wanted matter and argument. His profusion in building, planting, and on a favourite mistress, had brought him into great straits, from which he sought to extricate himself by uncreditable means. He aimed at Virtues he could not support; and was rather carried -away by his vices than sensible of them.
Page 271 - Every friend of his country must lament that a prince of so many great and amiable qualities, whom England truly reveres, can be brought to give the sanction of his sacred name to the most odious measures, and to the most unjustifiable public declarations, from a throne ever renowned for truth, honour, and unsullied virtue.
Page 62 - Though he went himself to bathe in the sea (possibly to disguise his intrigues), he left Lady Sarah at Holland House, where she appeared every morning in a field close to the great road (where the king passed on horseback) in a fancied habit, making hay.
Page 195 - Commons ; and with so little decorum on the part of either buyer or seller, that a shop was publicly opened at the Pay Office, whither the members flocked, and received the wages of their venality in bank-bills, even to so low a sum as two hundred pounds for their votes on the treaty.
Page 229 - ... half, which he was allowed, on account of his health, to make sitting, retired from the House amidst the huzzas of the multitude, before the division, and the Duke of Newcastle sent to his friends not to divide ; on which they retired also. The victory was in appearance complete. Walpole adds : — " Nothing can paint the importance of this victory to the court so strongly as what the Princess of Wales said, on the news of the preliminaries being carried: — 'Now,' said she,

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