Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover Volume N . 1

Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover Volume N . 1

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...Swift was bitterly satirical on the Princess of Wales supposing that the poet Gay would be willing to act as a sort of male nurse to a little girl of two years of age. The Prince of Wales was occasionally as cavalierly treated by the ladies as the princess by the men. One of the maids of honor of Caroline, the well-known Miss Bellenden, would boldly stand before him with her arms folded, and when asked why she did so, would toss her pretty head, and laughingly exclaim that she did so, not because she was cold, but that she chose to stand with her arms folded. When her own niece became maid of honor to-Queen Caroline, and audacious Miss Bellenden was a grave married lady, she instructively warned her young relative not to be so imprudent a maid of honor as her aunt had been before her. But strange things were done by princes and princesses in those days, as well as by those who waited on them. For instance, in 1725, it is recorded by Miss Dyves, maid of honor to the Princess Amelia, daughter of the Princess of Wales, that "the prince, and everybody but myself, went last Friday to Bartholomew Fair. It was a fine day, so he went by water; and I, being afraid, did not go; after the fair, they supped at the King's Arms, and came home about four o'clock in the morning." An heir-apparent, and part of his family and consort, going by water from Richmond to "Bartlemy Fair," supping at a tavern, staying out all night, and returning home not loug before honest men breakfasted, --was not calculated to make royalty respectable. CHAPTER H. THE FIRST TEARS OF A REIGN. Sir Robert Walpole was sojourning at Chelsea, and thinking of nothing less than the demise of a king, when news was brought him, by a messenger from Lord Townshend, at three...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648269
  • 9781236648266