Aristocracy in England

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Harper & Brothers, 1856 - 306 Seiten
 

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Seite 312 - A History of Our Own Times, from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880. Four Vols. demy Svo, cloth extra, 12s. each. — Also a POPULAR EDITION, in Four Vols. crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. each. A Short History of Our Own Times.
Seite 308 - ... by only a privileged few. " In regard to the effect of the volume upon the people of England," he wrote to General Grey, " should Her Majesty hereafter resolve to publish it, there cannot, I think, be the shadow of a doubt that it would exalt the loyalty and love of all true-hearted Englishmen.... We now see, from first to last, the beautiful consistency of the Prince's character. He was a lovely boy with a gentle temper ; yet even then he had a mental strength above his years, which gave him...
Seite 115 - The King grants permission to Earl Grey, and to his Chancellor, Lord Brougham, to create such a number of peers as will be sufficient to ensure the passing of the Reform Bill, first calling peers' eldest sons. — Signed, WILLIAM R., Windsor, May 17, 1832.
Seite 235 - Never indeed was any man more contented with doing his duty in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him.
Seite 312 - MP Vol. I. 12mo, Cloth, $1 25. (To "be completed in Four Volumes.) ABBOTT'S HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. The French Revolution of 1789, as viewed in the Light of Republican Institutions. By JOHN SC ABBOTT. Illustrated. 8vo, Cloth, $5 00 ; Sheep, $5 50 ; Half Calf, $ 7 25.
Seite 122 - ... to the House of Lords, which need not, however, be one of entire unity, for the House of Lords, though a great power in the state, and able to cause great embarrassment to an administration, is not able by a vote to doom it to capital punishment. Only for fifteen years, out of the last fifty, has the ministry of the day possessed the confidence of the House of Lords.
Seite 223 - ... of 371 nominee members. Of the 45 members for Scotland, 31 were returned by 21 peers, and the remainder by 14 commoners. Of the 100 members for Ireland, 51 were returned by 36 peers, and 20 by 19 commoners. The general result of these surprising statements is, that of the 658 members of the House of Commons, 487 were returned by nomination, and 171 only were representatives of independent constituencies.
Seite 95 - Life,' written after her death by Mr Sidney Lee. Yet, for the first time, we are now given a selection of letters written by and to her, of such surpassing interest, transcending all that we knew before, that we can only exclaim, like the great Queen of old,
Seite 35 - The Younger sons of Earls, and all the sons of Viscounts and Barons, are styled Honorable.
Seite 308 - Majesty here" after resolve to publish it, there cannot, I " think, be the shadow of a doubt, should it " ever come before them, that it would exact " the loyalty and love of all true-hearted " Englishmen. . . . Where everything is " so pure, so lovely, and so true, why should " not our honoured and beloved Queen lay " open the innermost recesses of her heart...

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