A Memoir of Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland

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private circulation, 1871 - 256 páginas
 

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Página 182 - I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland...
Página 182 - I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, &c., a French boy singing love-songs,* in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table, a bank of at least 2000 in gold before them ; upon which two gentlemen who were with me made reflections with astonishment.
Página 86 - King says he did not get it : with that she made a slighting puh with her mouth, and went out of the house, and never came in again till the King went to Sir Daniel Harvy's to pray her ; and so she is come to-day, when one would think his mind should be full of some other cares, having but this morning broken up such a Parliament, with so much discontent, and so many wants upon him, and but yesterday heard such a sermon against adultery.
Página 240 - I plainly told her, but she said the King would have it so, and there was no going back.
Página 49 - Another story was how my Lady Castlemaine, a few days since, had Mrs. Stuart2 to an entertainment, and at night began a frolique that they two must be married, and married they were, with ring and all other ceremonies of church service, and ribbands and a sack posset in bed, and flinging the stocking...
Página 63 - King supped with her the very first night he come from Bath; and last night and the night before supped with her; when there being a chine of beef to roast, and the tide rising into their kitchen that it could not be roasted there, and the cook telling her of it, she answered " Zounds! she must set the house on fire but it should be roasted!
Página 32 - ... the King and she did send for a pair of scales and weighed one another ; and she, being with child, was said to be the heaviest . But she is now a most disconsolate creature, and comes not out of doors, since the King's going.
Página 117 - I love my love with an A, because he is so and so : and I hate him with an A, because of this and that : " and some of them, but particularly the Duchess herself, and my Lady Castlemaine, were very witty.
Página 99 - Castlemayne is mightily in love with Hart of their house: and he is much with her in private, and she goes to him, and do give him many presents...
Página 64 - King is now become besotted upon Mrs. Stewart, that he gets into corners, and will be with her half an hour together, kissing her to the observation of all the world ; and she now stays by herself and expects it, as my Lady Castlemaine did use to do...

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