Diary Of George Mifflin Dallas; While United States Minister To Russia 1837-1839, And To England…

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byGeorge Mifflin Dallas

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AT THE COURT OF ST. JAMES. 1857. December 3.--The opening of Parliament by the Queen in person was altogether a handsome and suggestive ceremony. Here in a vast and rich hall was in fact concentrated the great British empire,--royalty, princes, peers, nobles, bishops, law-judges, and commons. Her Majesty wore a crown of brilliants, and jewels sparkled over her person. Her principal garment was a dazzling skirt of striped golden stuff, and she removed from her shoulders a heavy cloak of crimson velvet bordered with ermine. She was preceded into the House of Lords by a number of high officers, who bowed to the yet vacant throne as they passed it. She was handed up to the throne by the Prince Consort. On her immediate right stood Lord Winchester, bearing at the end of a gold stick a large red velvet cap, termed the cap of maintenance; on her immediate left was Earl Granville, holding with fixed solemnity of manner the huge and decorated sword of state. The Lord High Chancellor, Cranworth, was next to Lord Winchester, and held in his hand the address, which he subsequently handed to the Queen to read. Lord Lansdowne carried a crown upon a cushion. The Princess Royal and the Princess Mary, of Cambridge, seated themselves in front on the woolsack with their faces to the Queen. The chamber was full of elegantly dressed ladies, but there was not a crowd of peers. The address was read as soon as the Commons with their Speaker appeared at the bar, and silence had succeeded their obstreperous entry. It was well read, though certainly the Queen manifested a slight and attractive agitation. There was much to gratify in the whole performance; but it seemed to me that its chief charm arose from its being headed by an exemplary lady not yet old enough to have lost grace and bea...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AT THE COURT OF ST. JAMES. 1857. December 3.--The opening of Parliament by the Queen in person was altogether a handsome and suggesti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217928129

ISBN - 13:9780217928120

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