Miscellaneous Works (volume 3)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDoran Doran

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to allow of his agreeing to terms of peace for pecuniary " consideration." George thought his show of regard for Mrs. Howard would stand for proof that he was not "led" by his wife. The regard wore an outwardly Platonic aspect, and daily, at the same hour, the royal admirer resorted to the apartment of the lady, where an hour or two was spent in " small talk," and conversation of a generally uninteresting character. It is very illustrative of the peculiar character of George Augustus, that his periodical visits every evening at nine, were regulated with such dull punctuality, " that he frequently walked about his chamber for ten minutes, with his watch in his hand, if the stated minute was not arrived." Walpole also notices the more positive vexations Mrs. Howard received when Caroline became queen, whose head she used to dress, until she acquired the title of Countess of Suffolk. The queen, it is said, delighted in subjecting her to such servile offices, though always apologizing to her good Howard. " Often," says Walpole, " her majesty had more complete triumph. It happened more than once, that the king, coming into the room while the queen was dressing, has snatched off the handkerchief, and, turning rudely to Mrs. Howard, has cried, ' Because you have an ugly neck yourself, you hide the queen's.'" One other instance may be cited here of Caroline's dislike of her good Howard. " The queen had an obscure window at St. James's that looked into a dark passage, lighted only by a single lamp at night, that looked upon Mrs. Howard's apartment. Lord Chesterfield, one Twelfth Night at court, had won so large a sum of money, that he thought it not prudent to carry it home in the dark, and deposited it with the mistress. Thence the queen inferred great intimacy...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to allow of his agreeing to terms of peace for pecuniary " consideration." George thought his show of regard for Mrs. Howard...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217783805

ISBN - 13:9780217783804

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