Selections from the Queen's Answers to various addresses presented to her; together with Her Majesty's extraordinary letter to the King; and an introduction and observations illustrative of their tendency

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Página 105 - State— shall, like the proud Keep of Windsor, rising in the majesty of proportion, and girt with the double belt of its kindred and coeval towers...
Página 106 - As long as our Sovereign Lord the King, and his faithful subjects, the Lords and Commons of this realm - the triple cord which no man can break...
Página 105 - British monarchy, not more limited than fenced by the orders of the state, shall, like the proud Keep of Windsor, rising in the majesty of proportion, and girt with the double belt of its...
Página 93 - But further, there are reasons for your ministers having a majority in this case, and which reasons do not apply to common cases. Your Majesty is the plaintiff': to you it belongs to appoint and to elevate Peers. Many of the present Peers have been raised to that dignity by yourself, and almost the whole can be at your will and pleasure, further elevated. The far greater number...
Página 87 - Majesty will permit me to remind you. that that act was entirely your own ; that the separation, so far from being sought for by me, was a sentence pronounced upon me, without any cause assigned, other than that of your own inclinations, •which, as your Majesty was pleased to allege, were not under your control.
Página 92 - ... and of the enlisting of foreign Courts in the enterprise : but on the measures which have been adopted to give final effect to these preliminary proceedings, it is for me to speak; it...
Página 92 - I ami to be subjected to a sentence by the Parliament, passed in the shape of a law. Against this I protest, and upon the following grounds : The injustice of refusing me a clear and distinct charge, of refusing me the names of the witnesses, of refusing me the names of the places where the alleged acts have been committed ; these are sufficiently flagrant and revolting ; but it is against the constitution of the Court itself that I particularly object, and that I most solemnly protest.
Página 91 - I had one consolation left — the love of my dear and only child. To permit me to enjoy this was too great an indulgence. To see my daughter ; to fold her in my arms ; to mingle my tears with hers ; to receive her cheering caresses, and to hear from her lips assurances of never-ceasing love ; — thus to be comforted, consoled, upheld, and bk'5ied,was too much to be allowed me. Even on the slave mart the cries of " Oh ! my mother, my mother ! Oh ! my child, my child !" have prevented a separation...
Página 89 - ... decidedly favourable to my enemies — even this secret tribunal acquitted me of all crime, and thereby pronounced my principal accusers to have been guilty of the grossest perjury. But it was now (after the trial was over) discovered that the nature of the tribunal was such as to render false swearing before it not legally criminal!

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