Memoirs of John, Duke of Marlborough: With His Original Correspondence: Collected from the Family Records at Blenheim, and Other Authentic Sources; Illustrated with Portraits, Maps and Military Plans, Volumen 6

Portada
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Páginas seleccionadas

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Pasajes populares

Página 340 - O God of our salvation ; Thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
Página 407 - Marlborough was raised to the head of the army, and indeed of the confederacy; where he, a new, a private man, a subject, acquired, by merit and by management, a more deciding influence than high birth, confirmed authority, and even the crown of Great Britain, had given to King William.
Página 159 - ... detriment, which was contended to have been the consequence of the contracts and deductions. Those who are acquainted with the nature and spirit of party will not be surprised to find that, even after this complete exculpation, the Commons, by a majority of 270 against 165, should have resolved : " That the taking several sums of money, annually, by the Duke of Marlborough from the contractors for furnishing the bread and bread waggons, in the Low Countries, was unwarrantable and illegal.
Página 6 - The ministry is upon a very narrow bottom, and stand like an isthmus between the Whigs on one side, and violent Tories * on the other. They are able seamen, but the tempest is too great, the ship too rotten, and the crew all against them.
Página 334 - ... gold from France in ingots had been stranded, and the treasure lost.* Meanwhile the government, dissatisfied at Argyle's procrastination, sent down General Cadogan, one of Marlborough's best officers, to quicken and decide his movements. Cadogan, on coming to Stirling, found the Duke, as he says, anxious to invent excuses for inaction, and labouring to discourage the troops by exaggerating the numbers of the enemy and the dangers of the...
Página 13 - The murderer confessed in Newgate, that his chief design was against Mr Secretary St John, who happened to change seats with Mr Harley for more convenience of examining the criminal : and being asked what provoked him to stab the chancellor ? he said, That, not being able to come at the secretary as he intended, it was some satisfaction to murder the person whom he thought Mr St John loved best...
Página 142 - Hanover, as the duke of Cambridge. An address was presented to the queen, desiring she would give instructions to her plenipotentiaries, to consult with the ministers of the allies in Holland before the opening of the congress...
Página 42 - We, who are reputed to be in. his intimacy, have few opportunities of seeing him, and none of talking freely with him. As he is the only true channel through which the Queen's pleasure is conveyed, so there is, and must be, a perfect stagnation till he is pleased to open himself and set the water flowing.
Página 196 - Ormond's courage; but he was not like a certain general, who led troops to the slaughter, to cause a great number of officers to be knocked on the head, that he might fill his pockets by disposing of their commissions.
Página 205 - ... of that august assembly, to hold correspondence with the allies of the nation ; such allies, especially, whose interest her majesty had declared to be inseparable from her own, in her speech at the opening of the session; whereas it would be a hard matter to justify and reconcile, either with our laws, or with the laws of honour and justice, the conduct of some persons, in treating clandestinely with the common enemy, without the participation of the allies. This was a frivolous argument. A correspondence...

Información bibliográfica