Court Life Below Stairs (volume 2); Or, London Under The First Georges, L714-1760

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. The King's Sorrow abates--Lady Deloraine--Madame Walmoden comes to England--Is created a Peeress--His Majesty's Horror of Old Age--Gaiety of the Town--The King and Miss Chudleigh--The Opera--' Gentlemen Directors'--Musical Parties--Some Ladies of Quality--Opera Singers and their Amours--Handel's Oratorios. TTOWEVER, in a little time his grief became-"-less poignant, and the Prime Minister suggested to him that he should send for his mistress to Hanover, and that he must not injure his health, for his own and his family's sake, by indulging in vain regrets; the king listened to him placidly, and though he did not act at once on the advice, he was not the less grateful for it to Sir Robert. The minister's almost brutal coarseness went so far as to advise the PrinMOLL SKERRETT. 287 cesses to try to divert their father's melancholy by bringing Lady Deloraine to his notice in the meanwhile; 'for people must wear old gloves till they get new ones,5 said he; a counsel they, as was to be expected, never forgave. An event about this time happened in Sir Kobert's domestic life which much diverted the town. Lady Walpole had died a short time before the queen, and the Prime Minister, after remaining for about six months a widower, made Miss Skerrett, with whom he had openly lived for ten years, his wife. This lady was the daughter of a merchant, and one of des amis cfwisis of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, from which one may conclude her to have been a ) woman of some wit and accomplishments. Miss Skerrett had given birth to a daughter many years before her marriage to Sir Robert, and this young lady obtained the rank of an earl's daughter when her father was made a peer on his retirement in 1742. Horace Walpole pities his sister, 'who must be created an ear...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. The King's Sorrow abates--Lady Deloraine--Madame Walmoden comes to England--Is created a Peeress--His Majesty's H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217701663

ISBN - 13:9780217701662

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