The Important and Eventful Trial of Queen Caroline, Consort of George IV, for "adulterous Intercourse", with Bartolomo Bergami
G. Smeeton, 1820 - 406 страници
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Страница 3 - The King thinks it necessary, in consequence of the arrival of the Queen, to communicate to the House of Lords certain papers respecting the conduct of Her Majesty since her departure from this kingdom, which he recommends to the immediate and serious attention of this House. 'The King has felt the most anxious desire to avert the necessity of disclosures and discussions which must be as painful to his people as they can be to himself; but the step now taken by the Queen leaves him no alternative.
Страница 14 - If my life would have satisfied Your Majesty, you should have had it on the sole condition of giving me a place in the same tomb with my child ; but, since you would send me dishonoured to the grave, I will resist the attempt, with all the means that it shall please God to give me.
Страница 13 - ... better part of their incomes. " If, contrary to all expectation, there should be found, in some Peers, likely to amount to a majority, a disposition to reject the bill, some of these Peers may be ordered away to their ships, regiments, governments, and other duties ; and, which is an equally alarming power, new Peers may be created for the purpose, and give their vote in the decision. That your Majesty's ministers would advise these measures, if found necessary, to render...
Страница 11 - Bacchanalian tale-bearers, and foul conspirators, swarmed in those places which had before been the resort of sobriety, virtue, and honour. To enumerate all the various privations and mortifications which I had to endure — all the insults that were wantonly heaped upon me, from the day of your elevation to the Regency to that of my departure for the Continent — would be to describe every species of personal offence that can be offered to, and every pain short of bodily violence that can be inflicted...
Страница 3 - Upon her arrival, the queen is surprised to find that a message has been sent down to parliament, requiring its attention to written documents ; and she learns, with still greater astonishment, that there is an intention of proposing that these should be referred to a select committee.
Страница 12 - Let the world pass its judgment on the constituting of a commission in a foreign country, consisting of inquisitors, spies, and informers, to discover, collect, and arrange matters of accusation against your wife, without any complaint having been communicated to her: let the world judge of the employment of ambassadors in such a business, and of the enlisting of foreign courts in the enterprise : but on...
Страница 4 - ... meanest subject of the realm. In the face of the Sovereign, the Parliament, and the Country, she solemnly protests against the formation of a secret tribunal to examine documents privately prepared by her adversaries, as a proceeding unknown to the law of the land, and a flagrant violation of all the principles of justice. She relies with full confidence upon the integrity of the House of Commons for defeating the only attempt she has any reason to fear.
Страница 5 - I am bound to receive with gratitude any attempt on the part of the House of Commons to interpose its high mediation, for the purpose of healing those unhappy differences in the Royal Family, which no person has so much reason to deplore as myself. And with perfect truth I can declare, that an entire reconcilement of those differences, effected by the authority of Parliament, on principles consistent with the honour and dignity of all the parties, is still the object dearest to my heart.
Страница 7 - An Act to deprive her Majesty Queen Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of the title, prerogatives, rights, privileges, and exemptions of Queen Consort of this realm, and to dissolve the marriage between his Majesty . and the said Caroline Amelia Elizabeth.
Страница 14 - I demand a trial in a court where the jurors are taken impartially from amongst the people, and where the proceedings are open and fair. Such a trial I court, and to no other will I willingly submit. If your majesty persevere in the present proceeding...