The Girlhood of Queen Victoria; A Selection from Her Majesty's Diaries Between the Years 1832 and 1840 Volume 2

The Girlhood of Queen Victoria; A Selection from Her Majesty's Diaries Between the Years 1832 and 1840 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...God 1 I wouldn't have sent for you if I didn't mean to do so.'" I said to Lord M., when Peel asked me for, or said he hoped I would give him, my confidence, I gave no answer; Lord M. said Esterhazy had told him Peel was moderate. Why should I, I said, mind what was said? "I don't think you should," he said; and I continued that people always made too much of women and that they influenced people. "I dare say they do," he said laughing; "but they don't influence me; do you think I talk to them too much?" I said he listened to them too much. "Do I?--better not to talk to them at all? Then one would hear nothing; but I don't talk to them near as much as I used to do," he added laughing.... Friday, lMh June.--Lord M. thinks a boy should leave a Nurse at 4, but he agrees with me that a boy had better have a Governess and not a Tutor till 7. I asked him who had he to take care of him till he went to the Private Tutor's when he was 7. "An old woman who had been my Mother's governess," he replied. "She taught me to read; she was a Jersey woman, a most ill-tempered old woman"; which I said was very disagreeable. "I think it did me good," he continued; "kept one in fear; / detested her; my Mother adored her, from having been her governess; she was a sort of Bonne; she married a Swiss clergyman, a M. Bignon, a very gentlemanlike man; he travelled with my eldest brother; he died in my father's family, --he was ill, had an operation performed, and died; he was very much of a gentleman. I was very fond of him; he lived downstairs with the Family; she did not; people could do that formerly, it can't be arranged 1839 QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL 207 now; she lived in the house till she made so...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642759
  • 9781236642752