What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
addressed affairs affection afterwards Anne answer appears became believe Blenheim called cause character concern Conduct considered continue Correspondence court Coxe daughter death desired Duchess of Marlborough Duke of Marlborough Earl England expressed favour formed fortune gave give given Godolphin grace hand Harley heart honour hope husband influence interest John King Lady late less letter lived Lord Majesty manner Marl marriage Masham matter means mind nature never observed occasion opinion party passed person pleased political present Prince proved Queen reason received regard relations remarkable respect Robert royal Second seems sent Sir John spirit Sunderland thing thought thousand pounds tion told took Tories Vanburgh Walpole Whigs whilst whole wife wish writing young
Page 38 - I have not time to say more, but to beg you will give my duty to the queen, and let her know her army has had a glorious victory. M. Tallard and two other generals are in my coach, and I am following the rest. The bearer, my aide-de-camp, Colonel Parke, will give her an account of what has passed. I shall do it in a day or two, by another more at large. — MARLBOROUGH...
Page 35 - Germany, where it would be impossible for you to follow me; but love me as you now do, and no hurt can come to me. You have by this kindness preserved my quiet, and I believe my life; for till I had this letter I have been very indifferent of what should become of myself.
Page 35 - Harwich out of my strong box and have burnt it; and if you will give me leave it will be a great pleasure to me to have it in my power to read this dear dear letter often, and that it may be found in my strong box when I am dead.
Page 38 - Tallard and two other generals are in my coach, and I am following the rest. The bearer, my aide-de-camp, Colonel Parke, will give her an account of what has passed. I shall do it in a day or two, by another more at large. — MARLBOROUGH."* The fate of the troops posted in Blenheim still remained undecided.
Page 91 - ... jealousy. Particularly I remembered that a long while before this, being with the Queen (to whom I had gone very privately by a secret passage from my lodgings to the Bedchamber), on a sudden this woman, not knowing I was there, came in with the boldest and gayest air possible, but upon sight of me stopped, and immediately, changing her manner and making a most solemn curtsey, " Did your Majesty ring ?
Page 50 - Queen might live till she did not know what she did, and be like a child in the hands of others...
Page 163 - Queen the next morning, before she went to the trial, and told her that I had observed, the day before, that the Duchess of Somerset had refused to sit at the trial, which I did not know the meaning of, since her Majesty was pleased to order it, and...
Page 443 - ... it will cost an immense sum to complete the causeway, and that ridiculous bridge, in which I counted 33 rooms. Four houses are to be at each corner of the bridge ; but that which makes it so much prettier than London bridge is, that you may sit in six rooms and look out at a window into the high arch, while the coaches are driving over your head.
Page 90 - And in less than a week's time I discovered, that my cousin was become an absolute favourite ; that the Queen herself was present at her marriage in Dr Arbuthnot's lodgings, at which time Her Majesty had called for a round sum out of the privy purse ; that Mrs Masham came often to the Queen, when the Prince was asleep, and was generally two hours every day in private with her. And I likewise then discovered beyond all dispute Mr Harley's correspondence and interest at court by means of this woman.
Page 561 - Pitt was then one of the poor; and to him Heaven directed a portion of the wealth of the haughty Dowager. She left him a legacy of ten thousand pounds, in consideration of " the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country.