A Brief Memoir of the Life and Writings of the Late William Marsden, Written by Himself

A Brief Memoir of the Life and Writings of the Late William Marsden, Written by Himself

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...was taking its regular course. The King's behaviour was incomparable. I was at the Royal Society when the people came running in to tell us what had happened. We thought them imposed upon by a foolish echo of the morning story; and it is certainly out of all calculation that two such occurrences should happen in the course of the same day. The idea of intention in the former is, I believe, given up. The King very manfully stood five vollies afler the accident took place. When it was proposed to send the Princesses away, he said, ' I will not have one of them stir for the world.' "--16th May 1800. " All the world is at the drawing-room, as they were yesterday at the levee. I am told it was a very fine and impressive sight, to see the King receiving the addresses on his throne, with two of his sons standing on each side of him. The sentiment mixes not a little with the imposing circumstances of the scene."--22d May 1800. " " There is a plan going on for new regulating our office, in regard to salaries, fees, &c. I make it a point not to trouble myself with the detail of it, till the whole shall be arranged. I really should not be sorry for any turn of circumstances which would allow me, creditably and honourably, to retire to a private station. I have, however, no one causeto put me out of humour with the oflice or the worthy people about me; but I am sure that my continuance here will shorten my life, and the interval is not passed in a way so congenial to my feelings, as my old habits."--llth March 1799. " Nothing has occurred since I wrote to you, and you will think the times not very busy, when I tell you that I have just been with Lord and Lady Spencer, Admiral Young, and other...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790987
  • 9781236790989
  • 2,237,811