Memoirs Of Horace Walpole And His Contemporaries (volume 1); Including Numerous Original Letters…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1852 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. A ROYAL FAMILY. The House of Hanover made the acquaintance of the English people under unfortunate circumstances: three generations of that family were aliens in the land Fate decreed that they should govern; they lost no opportunity of proving that they were aliens also in language, feelings, and morals; and though in the last generation the language of their subjects began to be tolerably familiar to them, in conduct and sentiment, as one of the wits of the time declared, "there was nothing new under the grandson;" for Prince Frederick was as thoroughly Hanoverian as George I. His Majesty's language had remained obstinately anti-English to the end of his reign; and he so little endeavoured to conceal how entirely he remained the foreigner in the land he was called to govern, that a spirited member of the Imperial Parliament once expressed his opinion of it, as a misfortune that could scarcely be too much lamented. The feelings of George I. were entirely Hanoverian, which he took some pains to prove to his loving subjects, for his affections were bestowed upon two females from that country of the most unattractive personal appearance. Both have been frequently painted to the life by contemporary writers; and he who has been once acquainted with their portraits will not easily forget the rival Sultanas of the Hanoverian Harem whom the people of London irreverently chose to style "the May Pole" and the "Elephant and Castle," for the King, to show his sense of the pleasures of variety, chose his mistresses as nearly as possible contrasts to each other. Though both were so far alike, that they were old and ugly, "the Schulenhurg" happened to be old and ugly, and ridiculously thin; while "the Kielmanseck" was old and ugly, and preposterously fat. Un...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1852 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. A ROYAL FAMILY. The House of Hanover made the acquaintance of the English people under unfortunate circumstances: th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217864317

ISBN - 13:9780217864312

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