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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 36
by William Harris - 1814
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The Stowe Catalogue: Priced and Annotated

Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Henry Rumsey Forster - Art - 1848 - 310 pages
...in her 69th year. Bishop Buruet says," she was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and hsr strange behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often hewas not master of himself, nor...
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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of ..., Volume 1

Gilbert Burnet - Electronic books - 1850 - 949 pages
...mistress, by whom he had five children. She was a woman of great beauty, butmost 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 : but he did then so entirely trust the earl...
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The Cabinet History of England, Civil, Military and Ecclesiastical ..., Volume 7

Charles MacFarlane - Great Britain - 1851
...to change both the religion and government of the nation. They beanty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious ; very uneasy...master of himself, nor capable of minding business." This account is more than borne out by a variety of authorities. * Dalrymple. t According to Burnet,...
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Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts ..., Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1855
...The Duchess of Cleveland," says Burnet, " was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious, very uneasy to the King, and always carrying on intrigue • with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him. His passion for her, and...
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Personal Memoirs of Charles the Second: With Sketches of His Court ..., Volume 2

John William Clayton - Great Britain - 1859
...few, but vigorous touches : " She was a woman of great beauty," he says, " but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish but imperious ; very uneasy...master of himself, nor capable of minding business." From the moment of his Restoration, the King had been advised by his friends to select a fitting consort,'...
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The Great Governing Families of England, Volume 1

John Langton Sanford, Meredith White Townsend - Reference - 1865
...1709, of dropsy. Burnet says of her : " 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 in* Vide anted, under " the Stanhopes." trigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous...
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The Great Governing Families of England, Volume 1

John Langton Sanford, Meredith White Townsend - Reference - 1865
...1709, of dropsy. Burnet says of her : " 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 in* Vide anted, under " the Stanhopes." trigues with other men, while yet she pretended she was jealous...
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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 Buruet says, " 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. — History of his Own Times, vol. ip 129....
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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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