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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R445 Discovery Miles 4 450
Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt Volume 2 (Paperback): George Pretyman Tomline
Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt Volume 2 (Paperback): George Pretyman Tomline

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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt Volume 2 (Paperback)

George Pretyman Tomline

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1821 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER THE TENTH: 1788. The Kings Illness--Proceedings in Parliament--His Majes-ty's Recovery--Thanksgiving Day--Observations. TN the early part of the summer of this year, Chap. the health of the king had in some degree, declined; and the day after the prorogation 1788. of parliament, he went to Cheltenham by the advice of his physicians, but did not derive the expected benefit from the medicinal waters of that place. He returned to Windsor on the 16th of August: and, not long after, his disorder took a most unfortunate turn. Symptoms of mental derangement occasionally appeared, and gradually increased both in frequency and in degree, so that in the course of the next six or eight weeks he was several times unable to hold his usual levees at St. James's. On the 21st of October he wrote On the 12th of June the king wrote to Mr. Pitt from Kew, complaining of a bilious disorder, and saying that sir George Baker (his physician, ) would not allow him to go to town on that or the following day, quiet being essential to him.--On the 18th the king wrote again to Mr. Pitt from Kew, informing him that he was better. Chap, to Mr. Pitt, desiring to see him at Windsor;, and adding, that though an invalid, it would 1788. be an amusement to him to talk over business with Mr. Pitt. At the levee, on Friday the 24th, his manner and conversation were such, that the nature of his indisposition was evident to all who were present. Mr. Pitt was greatly affected, when he attended his majesty in the closet after the levee, which the king observed, and noticed in writing to him the next day from Kew. In this letter, he said that he held a levee to prevent false reports, and a fall of the stocks; and, probably in some degree aware of his situation, he directed Mr. Pitt not to all...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: George Pretyman Tomline
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83639-8
Barcode: 9781235836398
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-83639-8

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