The Sailor King; William The Fourth, His Court And His Subjects Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...in the manner proposed. I say nothing of the harshness, the inhumanity of telling me I must either see them at the chambers of his solicitor, or not at all; but I must say it is not decent that the father of those children should force me, their mother, out of the very tenderness I bear them, to visit them at the chamber of the attorney who collected the evidence, examined the witnesses, and conducted the proceedings for the intended divorce. I say it is not decent--nay, that even if I were guilty, it would not be decent to make me such a proposal. " But I am innocent--I have been pronounced innocent by a jury of my countrymen--I have been solemnly and publicly declared innocent by the nobleman against whom that ill-advised action was brought. Why then are my children kept from me; from me whom even their own witnesses proved to be a careful and devoted mother? Mr. Norton says the law gives him my children. I know it does, but the law does no more; it does not compel tel& as tostages 471 me to endure more than separation from them; and sooner than allow them to connect my visits in their memory with secrecy and shame, I would submit never again to behold them till they were of an age to visit me without asking permission of any human being." Writing years later she says: " What I suffered on my children's account, none will ever know or measure. The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and God knew mine. The days and nights of tears and anguish that grew into the struggle of years, it is even now a pain to me to look back upon; even now the hot agony of resentment and grief rises in my mind when I think of the needless tyranny I endured in this respect. " Mr. Norton held my children as hostages; he felt that while he had them, he still had a...

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...in the manner proposed. I say nothing of the harshness, the inhumanity of telling me I must either see them at ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217369774

ISBN - 13:9780217369770

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