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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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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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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
...and Duchess of Cleveland), who was, if possible, a more worthless woman than Lucy Walter. 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...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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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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Catalogue of Books Printed for Private Circulation

Bertram Dobell - Privately printed books - 1906 - 238 pages
...Ignominious Monarch. " She was " says Bishop Burnet, "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." The Bishop's judgment, severe...
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Catalogue of Books Printed for Private Circulation

Bertram Dobell - Privately printed books - 1906 - 238 pages
...Ignominious Monarch. " She was " says Bishop Burnet, "a woman of great beauty, but most enormously vicious and ravenous ; foolish, but imperious; very uneasy...behaviour towards him, did so disorder him, that often ho was not master of himself, nor capable of business, which, in so critical a time, required great...
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The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume 2

John Evelyn - Great Britain - 1906
...State Bedroom at Hampton Court; it has been drawn in less attractive colours by Gilbert Burnet : — " She was a woman of great beauty, but most enormously...men, while yet she pretended she was jealous of him " (History of His Onm Time, 1724, i. 9*)There is a privately printed Memoir of her by the late G. Steinman...
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An Abridgment of Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Times

Gilbert Burnet, Thomas Stackhouse - Great Britain - 1906 - 409 pages
...from him, was advanced to be Duchess of Cleveland l —a woman of great beauty, but enormously vicious and ravenous, foolish but imperious, very uneasy to...King, and always carrying on intrigues with other men, even while she pretended to be jealous of him. His passion for her, and her strange behaviour to him,...
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