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Página 68 - It is my intention to ally myself in marriage with the Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Deeply impressed with the solemnity of the engagement which I am about to contract, I have not come to this decision without mature consideration, nor without feeling a strong assurance that, with the blessing of Almighty God, it will at once secure my domestic felicity, and serve the interests of my country.
Página 7 - Lord Cholmondeley informs me that you wish I would define, in writing, the terms upon which we are to live, I shall endeavour to explain myself upon that' head, with as much clearness, and with as much propriety, as the nature of the subject will admit. Our inclinations are not in...
Página 76 - Wilt thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony?
Página 46 - Now you are Queen of the mightiest land of Europe, in your hand lies the happiness of millions. May Heaven assist you and strengthen you with its strength in that high but difficult task. I hope that your reign may be long, happy, and glorious, and that your efforts may be rewarded by the thankfulness and love of your subjects.
Página 66 - I went in. The room was full, but I hardly knew who was there. Lord Melbourne I saw looking kindly at me with tears in his eyes, but he was not near me. I then read my short declaration. I felt my hands shook, but I did not make one mistake. I felt most happy and thankful when it was over. Lord Lansdowne then rose, and, in the name of the Privy Council, asked that ' this most gracious and most welcome communication might be printed.
Página 60 - ... of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them?" — King or queen,
Página 42 - Scotland, the privy councillors were sworn, the two royal dukes first by themselves; and as these two old men, her uncles, knelt before her, swearing allegiance and kissing her hand, I saw her blush up to the eyes, as if she felt the contrast between their civil and their natural relations, and this was the only sign of emotion which she evinced.
Página 80 - I should wish particularly that the selection should be made without regard to politics ; for if I am really to keep myself free from all parties, my people must not belong exclusively to one side. ' ' Above all, these appointments should not be mere ' party rewards, ' but they should possess other recommendations besides those of party.