The Life Of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort Volume 5

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySir Theodore Martin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...as he was, saying as he gave it,' Ich bin so schwach, ich habe kaum die Feder halten konnen' (' I am so weak, I have scarcely been able to hold the pen'). From eight o'clock till breakfast-time was either spent in 1861 THE PRINCE CONSORT'S HABITS. 229 1 See this Memorandum, postea, p. 349. the same way, or in the perusal of fresh relays of despatches and official papers, which had been previously opened and read by the Queen, and placed by her ready for his perusal beside his table in her sitting-room. Every morning the leading newspapers were placed on a table in the breakfast-room near the Prince. He never failed to examine them--sometimes, to quote a Memorandum of the Queen's, of January 1862, 'reading aloud good or important articles. A good article gave him sincere pleasure.' How much a mischievous one pained him has already been told (ante, p. 193). ' Often,' says the same Memorandum,' when breakfast was over, he would get up, and, spreading a newspaper over one of the tables, bend over it, and refuse to listen to any questions, saying, "Store mich nicht, ich lese das fertig " (" Don't disturb me, I am busy reading ").' And his papers are full of evidence, that no article in any of the leading journals of real value for its facts or arguments escaped his notice. ' Formerly,' again to quote Her Majesty's Memorandum, ' when he did not go out shooting, he generally walked out with me before ten, or sometimes even earlier; but for the last three or four years, we seldom went out before a quarter-past ten. He generally saw Mr. Rulandt his private librarian (or, in former years, Dr. Becker), sometimes Colonel Biddulph or Major Elphinstone, or would write something, or run down (for he was always quick and energetic as he went up or down...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...as he was, saying as he gave it,' Ich bin so schwach, ich habe kaum die Feder halten konnen' (' I am so weak, I...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217333176

ISBN - 13:9780217333177

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