An Injured Queen, Caroline of Brunswick, Volume 1

Hutchinson & Company, 1912 - 316 pages

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Page 117 - We do not, however, feel ourselves at liberty, much as we should wish it, to close our Report here. Besides the allegations of the pregnancy and delivery of the Princess, those declarations, on the whole of which your Majesty has been pleased to command us to...
Page 116 - This expectation was not disappointed. We are happy to declare to Your Majesty our perfect conviction that there is no foundation whatever for believing that the child now with the Princess is the child of Her Royal Highness, or that she was delivered of any child in the year 1802 ; nor has any thing appaared to us which would warrant the belief that she was pregnant in that year, or at any other period within the compass of our inquiries.
Page 118 - ... that as, on the one hand, the facts of pregnancy and delivery are to our minds" satisfactorily disproved, so on the other hand we think that the circumstances to which we now refer, particularly those stated to have passed between her royal highness and captain Manby, must be credited until they shall receive some decisive contradiction ; and, if true, are justly entitled to the most serious consideration.
Page 117 - Lisle, your Majesty will perceive that several strong circumstances of this description have been positively sworn to by witnesses, who cannot, in our judgment, be suspected of any unfavourable bias, and whose veracity, in this respect, we have seen no ground to question.
Page 33 - I told her Lady [Jersey] would be more cautious than to risk an audacious measure ; and that, besides, it was death to presume to approach a Princess of Wales, and no man would be daring enough to think of it. She asked me whether I was in earnest.
Page 118 - I have reason to flatter myself that the Lords Commissioners would not have given in the Report, before they had been properly informed of various circumstances, which must for a feeling and delicate-minded woman, be very unpleasant to have spread, without having the means to exculpate herself. But...
Page 116 - Princess's house in the month of November following. Neither should we be more warranted in expressing any doubt respecting the alleged pregnancy of the Princess as stated in the original declarations, — a fact so fully contradicted, and by so many witnesses, to whom, if true, it must in various ways, have been known, that we cannot think it entitled to the smallest credit.
Page 146 - ... been acquitted of every thing which could call for my banishment from your royal presence; after your majesty's confidential servants have thus expressly advised your majesty that they see no reason why you should any longer decline to receive me into your presence : — after your majesty had graciously notified to me your determination to receive me at an early day, his royal highness interposes the demand of a new delay ; desires your majesty not to take any step ; desires you not to act upon...
Page 221 - ... betrays his duty to you, Sir, to your Daughter, and to your people, if he counsels you to permit a day to pass without a further investigation of my conduct. I know that no such calumniator will venture to recommend a measure which must speedily end in his utter confusion. Then let me implore you...
Page 220 - ... and to her education. I say nothing of the deep wounds which so cruel an arrangement inflicts upon my feelings, although I would fain hope that few persons will be found of a disposition to think lightly of these. To see myself cut off from one of the...

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