Memoris of the Public and Private Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline; Queen of Great Britain, and Consort of King George the Fourth
by Florence Nightingale
ISBN 1150751398 (1-150-75139-8)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: 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. 1820. Excerpt: ... a Russian Princess will marry the grandson of a washerwoman.' Sir Sidney Smith, who was present, begged her pardon, asserted it was not so, and wished to stop her, but she contradicted him, and entered into all she knew of the private history of the Daehess's mother, saying, "she was literally a common washer, woman, and the Duchess need not to take so much pains not to expose her skin to the open air, when her mother had beea in it all day long." When she was gone, Sir John was very much disgusted, and said, Her conversation had been so low and ill judged, and so much below her, that he was perfectly ashamed of her, and she disgraced her station. Sir Sidney Smith agreed, and confessed he was astonished, for it must be confessed she was not deserving of her station. After the Duke of Kent had been so kind as to come and take leave of her, before he last left England, upon the day I mentioned, she delivered her critique upon his Royal Highness, saying, " He had the manners of a Prince, but was a disagreeable man, and not to be trusted, and that his Majesty had told him, 'Now, Sir, when you go to Gibraltar, do not make such a trade of it as you did when you went to Halifax.' The Princess repeated, "Upon my honour it is true; the King said, ' Do not make such a trade of it.'" She went on to say, "the Prince at 6rst ordered them all to keep away, but tkey came now sometimes: however they were no loss, for there is not a man among them all whom any one can make their friend." As I was with the Princess one morning in her garden house, his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland waited upon her. As soon as he was gone she said, " He was a foolish boy, and had been asking her a thousand foolish questions." She then told me every word of his secrets, which he had b...
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