The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, Volume 1

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Smith, Elder, & Company, 1875 - Great Britain - 2 pages

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Page 328 - Majesty shall be continued westward along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island, and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel, and of Fuca's Straits to the Pacific Ocean...
Page 38 - No, wench : it eats and sleeps and hath such senses As we have, such. This gallant which thou seest Was in the wreck ; and but he's something stain'd With grief that's beauty's canker, thou mightst call him A goodly person.
Page 74 - ... continually and anxiously to watch every part of the public business, in order to be able to advise and assist her at any moment in any of the multifarious and difficult questions brought before her, political, or social, or personal...
Page 40 - I do feel so guilty, I know not how to begin my letter — but I think the news it will contain will be sufficient to ensure your forgiveness. Albert has completely won my heart, and all was settled between us this morning. ... I feel certain he will make me very happy. I wish I could say I felt as certain of my making him happy, but I shall do my best.
Page 99 - No one but himself ever lifted her from her bed to her sofa, and he always helped to wheel her on her bed or sofa into the next room. For this purpose he would come instantly, when sent for, from any part of the house. As years went on, and he became overwhelmed with work (for his attentions were the same in all the Queen's subsequent confinements), this was often done at much inconvenience to himself, but he ever came with a sweet smile on his face. In short," the Queen adds, " his care of her was...
Page 246 - We are here among the vast and noble scenes of nature; we are there among the pitiful shifts of policy: we walk here in the light and open ways of the divine bounty; we grope there in the dark and confused labyrinths of humane' malice: our senses are here feasted with the clear and genuine taste of their objects, which are all sophisticated there, and for the most part overwhelmed with their contraries.
Page 43 - Oh, the future ! does it not bring with it the moment when I shall have to take leave of my dear, dear home, and of you ! I cannot think of that without deep melancholy taking possession of me.
Page 248 - It sounds so snug and nice to have a place of one's own, quiet and retired, and free from all Woods and Forests, and other charming Departments who really are the plague of one's life.
Page 393 - Albert, in thy race we cherish A Nation's strength that will not perish While England's sceptred Line True to the King of Kings is found; Like that Wise ancestor of thine Who threw the Saxon shield o'er Luther's life, When first above the yells of bigot strife The trumpet of the Living Word Assumed a voice of deep portentous sound, From gladdened Elbe to startled Tiber heard.
Page 319 - Queen, to give the semblance of the personal sanction of Her Majesty to a measure, which, be it for good or for evil, a great majority, at least of the landed aristocracy of England, of Scotland, and of Ireland, imagine fraught with deep injury, if not ruin, to them...

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