James's Palace, in May, 1832, riotous Londoners pressed about her carriage, crying,

"Reform for Ever."
All the virtues catalogued by King Leopold would be necessary for Princess Victoria in the inhuman confusion of tasks ahead of her.


{11}

1835

RELIGION was instinct in Prince Albert, and his actions, all through his life, were guided by a spirituality far beyond the formal piety in which he was instructed. Florschütz wrote that he had "a real and living faith, giving color to his whole life" and that religion was "part of himself." It was "engraved in his very nature." The story of his dying hours shows that he continued to believe in the immortality of the human spirit. But no experience could have been less in sympathy with this "real and living faith" than Prince Albert's confirmation. The forbidding examination of the Princes was made in the presence of their relatives, the heads of government departments, deputations from the Diet, members of the clergy, and representatives from the surrounding towns and villages. This committee of onlookers crowded into the Giants' Hall, where Prince Albert's mother had danced so happily as a bride, eighteen years before. They pricked up their ears to catch the shy answers which the Princes gave to questions which had been "carefully considered in order to give the audience a clear insight" into their "views and feelings." The relatives and deputies were deeply impressed when Prince Ernst said,

"I and my brother are firmly resolved ever to remain faithful to the acknowledged truth."
1

Princess Victoria's confirmation, a few months before, had been less formal. She had been led to the altar by the King. Her mother had wept, the King had "frequently shed tears," and the Princess had been "drowned in tears and frightened to death."2

Prince Albert apparently kept his emotions over his confirmation to himself, but Princess Victoria wrote in her journal a single-minded declaration of her beliefs and aims. In but one sentence she set down the principles which were not to yield to argument or persuasion for the rest of her life. She wrote,

"I felt deeply repentant for all that I had done which was wrong and trusted in God Almighty to strengthen my heart and mind; and to forsake all that is bad and follow all that is virtuous and right."

-29-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Reign of Queen Victoria
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 437

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.