Memoirs of Caroline, Queen Consort of Great Britain Volume 2

Memoirs of Caroline, Queen Consort of Great Britain 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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: I understood, and as I still believe, of great merit. What little expencc in the way of charity, I am able to afford, I am best pleased to dedicate to the education of the children of poor but honest persons; and I most generally bring them up to the service of the navy. I had at that time two boys at school, whom I thought of an age fit to be put to sea. I desired lady Townshend to prevail upon captain Manby to take them. He consented to it, and of course I was obliged to him. "About this time, or shortly afterwards, he was appointed to the Africaine, a ship which was fitting up at Deptford. To be near his ship, as I understood and believe, he took lodgings at Blackheath; and as to the mere fact of his being so frequently at my house, his intimacy and friendship with lord and lady Townshend, which of itself was assurance to me of his respectability and character; my pleasure in shewing my respect to them by notice ind attention to a friend of theirs; his undertaking the care of my charity boys, and his accidental residence at Blackheath, will, I should trust, not unreasonably account for it. I have a similar account likewise to give of paying for the linen furniture with which his cabin was furnished. Wishing to make him some return for his trouble with the boys, I desired that I might choose the pattern of his furniture. I not only chose it, but had it sent to him, and paid the bill; finding, however, that it did not come to more than about twenty pounds, I thought it a shabby present, and therefore added some trifling present of plate. So I have frequently done, and I hope without offence, may be permitted to do again to any captain on whom 1 impose such trouble. Sir Samuel Hood has now two of my charity boys with him, and I more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495128
  • 9781236495129