The Princess Charlotte of Wales: An Illustrated Monograph

B. Quaritch, 1885 - 173 sider

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Side 129 - I mean to speak of him in the language of our art. To speak then of Vanbrugh in the language of a painter: he had originality of invention, he understood light and shadow and had great skill in composition.
Side 41 - WEEP, daughter of a royal line, A Sire's disgrace, a realm's decay ; Ah ! happy if each tear of thine Could wash a father's fault away ! Weep — for thy tears are Virtue's tears — Auspicious to these suffering isles ; And be each drop in future years Repaid thee by thy people's smiles ! THE CHAIN I GAVE.
Side 98 - Lindsay (whom she always honoured with a just regard), to enforce the advice given by Mr Brougham that she should return without delay to her own residence, and submit to the Regent, the young Princess, accompanied by the Duke of York and her governess, who had now been sent for and arrived in a royal carriage, returned to Warwick House, between four and five o'clock in the morning.
Side 91 - I must consider our engagement from this moment to be totally and for ever at an end. I leave the explanation of this affair to be made by you to the Prince in whatever manner is most agreeable to you, trusting it entirely to your honour, of which I have never for a moment doubted. I cannot conclude without expressing the sincere...
Side 129 - ... understood in his art what is the most difficult in ours, the conduct of the background, by which the design and invention is set off to the greatest advantage. What the background is in painting, in architecture is the real ground on which the building is erected; and no architect took greater care than he that his work should not appear crude and hard: that is, it did not abruptly start out of the ground without expectation or preparation.
Side 97 - It was found that the Princess Charlotte's fixed resolution was to leave her father's house, and that which he had appointed for her residence, and to live thenceforth with her mother. But Mr. Brougham is understood to have felt himself under the painful necessity of explaining to her that by the law, as all the twelve Judges but one had laid it down in George I.'s reign, and as it was now admitted to be settled, the King or the Regent had the absolute power to dispose of the persons of all the Royal...
Side 146 - If she does nothing gracefully, she does every thing kindly. " She already possesses a great deal of that knowledge of the past history of this country, that ought to form a part of her peculiar education. " It is exceedingly gratifying to see that she both loves and respects Prince Leopold, whose conduct, indeed, and character, seem justly to deserve those feelings. From the report of the gentlemen of his household, he is considerate, benevolent, and just, and of very amiable manners. My own observation...
Side 98 - ... never seen the Princess of Wales since the investigation of 1806, which had begun upon a false charge brought by the wife of one of his equerries, and that he had, without any kind of warrant from the fact, been supposed by the Princess to have set on, or at least supported, the accuser. He, however, warmly joined in the whole of the deliberations of that singular night. As soon as the flight of the young lady was ascertained, and the place of her retreat discovered, the Regent's officers of...
Side 82 - Augusta shall not at any time leave " the United Kingdom without the permission, in writing, " of His Majesty, or of the Prince Regent acting in the " name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and without Her " Royal Highness
Side 147 - Leopold, who stayed great part of the time : about three she would leave the painting room to take her airing round the grounds in a low phaeton with her ponies, the Prince always walking by her side : at five she would come in and sit to me till seven : at six or before it he would go out with his gun to shoot either hares or rabbits, and return about seven or half-past : soon after which we went to dinner, the Prince and Princess appearing in the drawing-room just as it was served up.

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