Memoirs of Her Late Majesty Caroline, Queen of Great Britain, Volume 1

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T. Kelly, 1821 - 866 pages

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Page 71 - Our inclinations are not in our power, nor should either of us be held answerable to the other, because 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 of any accident happening to my daughter, which, I trust Providence in his mercy will avert, I shall not infringe the...
Page 215 - We are happy to declare to Your Majesty our perfect conviction that there is no foundation whatever for believing that the child now with the Princess is the child of Her Royal Highness, or that she was delivered of any child in the year 1802 ; nor has any thing appaared to us which would warrant the belief that she was pregnant in that year, or at any other period within the compass of our inquiries.
Page 422 - I trust therefore, Sire, that I may now close this long letter, in confidence that many days will not elapse before I shall receive from your Majesty that assurance, that my just requests. may be so completely granted, as may render it possible for me (which nothing else can) to avoid the painful disclosure to the world of all the circumstances of that injustice, and of those unmerited sufferings, which these proceedings, in the manner in which they have been conducted, 'have brought upon me.
Page 426 - ... mode of investigation in which it has been thought proper to conduct it. But adverting to the advice •which is stated by his royal highness the prince of Wales to have directed his conduct, your majesty's confidential servants are anxious to impress upon your majesty their conviction that his royal highness could not, under such advice, consistently with his public duty, have done otherwise than lay before your majesty the statement and examinations which were submitted to him upon this subject....
Page 541 - Wales, that she has received a communication from her son, the Prince Regent, in which he states, that her Majesty's intention of holding two drawing-rooms in the ensuing month having been notified to the public, he must declare that he considers...
Page 73 - ... his approbation, I shall be in some degree, at least, consoled. I retain every sentiment of gratitude for the situation in which I find myself, as Princess of Wales, enabled by your means to indulge in the free exercise of a virtue dear to my heart — I mean charity. It will be my duty, likewise, to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience, and resignation, under every trial ' Do me the justice to believe, that I shall never cease to pray for your happiness, and to be,...
Page 448 - ... your opinion, whether, under all the circumstances of the case, it be fit and proper that the intercourse between the Princess of Wales and her daughter, the Princess Charlotte, should continue to be subject to regulations and restrictions.
Page 73 - 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.
Page 426 - After the most deliberate consideration, however, of the evidence which has been brought before the commissioners, and of the previous examination, as well as of the answer and observations which have been submitted to your majesty upon them, they feel it necessary to declare their decided concurrence in the clear and unanimous opinion of the commissioners, confirmed by that of all your majesty's late confidential servants, that the two main charges alleged against her royal highness the princess...
Page 91 - Upon this I went out, and she came immediately to me and said, " I believe you are Lady Douglas, and you have a very beautiful child ; I should like to so;e it.