"The Book!" or, the Proceedings and correspondence upon the subject of the inquiry into the conduct of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales ... To which is prefixed a Narrative of the recent events that have led to the publication of the original documents. With a statement of facts relative to the child, now under the protection of Her Royal Highness. [With an appendix of documents, depositions, etc.]
Richard Edwards, 1813 - 381 pages
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Page 238 - It wiH 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 Your much devoted May 6, 1796.
Page 187 - ... should have been disposed to have met such a charge with the contempt which, I trust, by this time, your majesty thinks due to it ; I should have been disposed to have defied my enemies to the utmost, and to have scorned to answer to any thing but a legal charge, before a competent tribunal ; but, in my present misfortunes, such force of mind is gone. I ought perhaps so far to be thankful to them for their wholesome lessons of humility. I have therefore entered into this long detail to endeavour...
Page 235 - ... 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...
Page xii - Then, let me implore you to reflect on the situation in which I am placed, without the shadow of a charge against me ; without even an accuser ; after an inquiry that led to my ample vindication, yet treated as if I were still more culpable than the perjuries of my suborned traducers represented me, holding me up to the world as a mother who may not enjoy the society of her only child.
Page 61 - 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 xii - Y.our royal highness will also pardon me for adding, that there is no less inconsistency than injustice in this treatment. He who dares advise your royal highness to overlook the evidence of my innocence, and disregard the sentence of 'complete acquittal which it produced-; >or is wicked and false enough still to whisper suspicions in your ear, betrays his duty to you, sir, to your daughter, and to your people, if he counsels you to permit a day to pass without a further investigation of my conduct....
Page 238 - 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 3 - Princess of Wales, an abstract of which had been laid before your majesty, and to examine upon...
Page 8 - Highness, to which the character of criminality can be ascribed, are satisfactorily contradicted, or rest upon evidence of such a nature, and which was given under such circumstances, as render it, in the judgment of your Majesty's confidential servants, undeserving of credit.