The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Hamilton, Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, on the Prince's conduct [regarding the improper behaviour of Prince Edward]; and advising on a reconciliation with the Queen</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Hamilton describes Prince Edward as a 'mean spirited vulgar boy', and that her wish that 'for his sake as well as others that he could be transplanted to either [Eton] or Westminster'. She criticizes the Prince of Wales's passion resulting from the 'mortification of his pride', and refers to his previous behaviour using 'unthinking expressions...before the younger part of the family – & that I have seen him prompt them to act improperly', which she attributes to the Prince's 'uncommon share of animal spirits, & an inherent turn to ridicule'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>[Draft.]</p>

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