Memoirs Of The Life And Reign Of King George The Third (volume 2)

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Heneage Jesse

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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.1867 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIII. Improvement in the King's health and spirits after the defeat of the Coalition--His domestic life--Mrs. Delany's sketches of the habits and amusements of the Royal Family--Juvenile Ball at Buckingham House--Mrs. Siddons's Dramatic Readings at Court--Estrangement between the King and the Prince of Wales--Dissolute conduct and extravagant habits of the Prince--The Prince's passion for Mrs. Fitzhcrbert--Mrs. Fitzherbert withdraws to the Continent--She returns to England, and is married to the Prince--The marriage kept secret--Fox, in the House of Commons, denies, on the authority of the Prince, that any marriage ceremony had taken place--The Prince's conduct on the occasion--Considerate conduct of the King and Queen towards Mrs. Fitzherbert. By means of the strong and wise Government which the King and his young Whig Minister, Mr. Pitt, had conjointly succeeded in establishing, he was enabled, for some years to come, to enjoy an exemption from that party warfare, and those political distresses, which had so long chequered his existence--distresses no doubt attributable in part to a defective education, and to the seclusion in which the earlier years of his life had been passed, but still more so to the ambition and inordinate demands of those who neither understood his true character, nor appreciated his many estimable personal qualities. By his indomitable courage and perseverance--or, as his enemies would designate it, by his dogged obstinacy--he had effectually overcome that great Whig Oligarchy which had domineered over his grandfather and great-grandfather, and was consequently permitted for a season to repose on his hardearned laurels. The King's victory over the Coalition was no sooner completed, than we find him resuming his former natur...

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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.1867 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIII. Improvement in the King's health and spirits after the defeat of the Coalition--His domestic life--Mrs. Delany's ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217021336

ISBN - 13:9780217021333

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