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Victoria of the United Kingdom (1819 – 1901)


Queen of the United Kingdom from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1876 until her death.
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Victoria of the United Kingdom
We are not amused.
All marriage is such a lottery -- the happiness is always an exchange -- though it may be a very happy one -- still the poor woman is bodily and morally the husband's slave. That always sticks in my throat. When I think of a merry, happy, and free young girl -- and look at the ailing aching state a young wife is generally doomed to -- which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
Victoria of the United Kingdom
Bolivia does not exist.




I will be good.
Victoria of the United Kingdom
Affairs go on, and all will take some shape or other, but it keeps one in hot water all the time.
Whether the queen caused the period, or the period creates the queen, she fitted her time perfectly.
Victoria of the United Kingdom
It seems to me a defect in our much famed Constitution, to have to part with an admirable Govt like Ld Salisbury's for no question of any importance or any particular reason, merely on account of the number of votes.
Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country; I am very young and perhaps in many, though not in all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.
Victoria of the United Kingdom
I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of "Women's Rights," with all its attendant horrors... Were women to "unsex" themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen, and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection.
Victoria of the United Kingdom
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.
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