Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart the Second and Third Marquesses of Londonderry, 3; With Annales Comtemporary Events in Which They Bore a Part

Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart the Second and Third Marquesses of Londonderry, 3; With Annales Comtemporary Events in Which They Bore a Part

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...it had awakened, and the refined taste and power in composition of their royal author. It is not very often that the same individual wins the affection of successive monarchs--an heir-apparent and a ruling sovereign, but such was undoubtedly the case with Lord Stewart. Numerous letters are extant in the Londonderry Collection from William IV., both when Duke of Clarence and when on the throne, which breathe mony to the gallantry of the British cavalry, in which you have borne so distinguished a part."--Sm H. BLoomrnsLn to Sm C. SrEwART, Jan. 9, 1809.--MS. Londonderry Papers. " In relation to Lord Stewart's conduct in the Congress of Vienna and the arduous duties arising out of it, which extended through the whole of 1816, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent expressed himself in the most gratifying and affectionate terms, in the following holograph letter, the original of which is in the Londonderry Papers: --"MYnnAR CHARLES, --AflZeI' the recent events that have taken place atVienna, I cannot resist taking up my pen, and sending you a few lines in my own handwriting. The sincerity and warmth of the affection I have uniformly felt for you now for so many years, I thought had been such as to admit of little possibility of either addition or increase. But I find myself completely mistaken and deceived; for your conduct on the late occasion, in whatever point of view I consider it, and that it offers itself to my view, has called for and given rise to in me warm feeling towards you far beyond what I ever did or thought I could have felt for or towards any individual, even yourself. Having said this mucb, you cannot be surprised when I tell you that I cannot find any words or language that are at all adequate to...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236922751
  • 9781236922755