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" She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange... "
An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of James I. and ... - Page 38
by William Harris - 1814
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A Memoir of Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland

George Steinman Steinman - 1871 - 256 pages
...Duchess, gives this character of her : " She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...often he was not master of himself, nor capable of business, which, in so critical a time, required great application." Another contemporary of hers,...
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Memoirs of count Grammont, ed., with notes, by sir W. Scott

Anthony Hamilton - 1876
...in her 69th year. Bishop Burnet says, " she was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. Hia passion for her, and her strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often he was...
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The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 1

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...resting-place. Bishop Burnet says of her: — "She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...master of himself, nor capable of minding business, which, in so critical a time, required great application." The propriety of one of the Bishop's epithets...
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Royalty Restored: Or, London Under Charles II, Volume 1

Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy - Great Britain - 1885
...whilst admitting her beauty, proclaims her defects. She was, he relates, ' most enormously vicious and ravenous, foolish but imperious, very uneasy to...always carrying on intrigues with other men, while she yet pretended she was jealous of him.' Pepys testifies likewise to her physical attractions so...
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The Story of Nell Gwyn and the Savings of Charles II.: With the Author's ...

Peter Cunningham - 1892
...Walter. Bishop Burnet wrote of her : ' She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious ; very uneasy...often he was not master of himself, nor capable of business which in so critical a time required great application.' There is ample evidence that this...
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Satires of Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell - Satire, English - 1892 - 244 pages
...Cleveland. She died in 1709. Burnet says, " She was a woman of great beauty, but more enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him." P. 23, 1. So. Lady Castlemaine was charged with intrigues with Jacob Hall, an athletic rope-dancer,...
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The Story of Nell Gwyn and the Sayings of Charles II

Peter Cunningham - 1896 - 224 pages
...Burnet wrote of her : ' She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenously foolish but imperious ; very uneasy to the King, and...often he was not master of himself, nor capable of business which in so critical a time required great application.' There is ample evidence that this...
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Burnet's History of My Own Time: A New Edition, Based on that of M. J. Routh ...

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1897
...Cleveland, privately printed, 1871. ever uneasy to the king, and always carrying on intrigues CHAP. I. with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous...strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that of1en he was not master of himself, nor capable of minding business, which, in' so critical a time,...
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Memoirs of the court of England during the reigns of the Stuarts, including ...

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1901
..."The Duchess of Cleveland," says Burnet, "was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous, foolish but imperious, very uneasy to...him. His passion for her, and her strange behaviour toward him, did so disorder him that often he was not master of himself nor capable of minding business...
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Memoirs of Count Grammont, Volume 1

Anthony Hamilton (Count) - France - 1903
...years. Truly does Burnet write of her : "She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...master of himself, nor capable of minding business, which in so critical a time required great application." "The solemn Clarendon, the dignified Ormonde,...
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