Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Anecdotes

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Seite 171 - Hereupon, I inquired of his son. 'The lad (says he) has fine parts, but is somewhat sickly, much as you are. I spare for nothing in his education at Westminster. Pray, don't you think Westminster to be the best school in England? Most of the late Ministry came out of it; so did many of this Ministry. I hope the boy will make his fortune.
Seite 172 - Sir, I am much obliged to you : if you can dine upon a piece of beef, together with a slice of pudding Mr. Lintot, I do not say but Mr. Pope, if he would condescend to advise with men of learning Sir, the pudding is upon the table, if you please to go in.
Seite 171 - As Mr. Lintot was talking, I observed he sat uneasy on his saddle, for which I expressed some solicitude ; " Nothing, (says he,) I can bear it well enough ; but since we have the day before us, methinks it would be very pleasant for you to rest awhile under the woods.
Seite 171 - I'll think as hard as I can. Silence ensued for a full hour ; after which Mr Lintot lugged the reins, stopped short, and broke out, " Well, Sir, how far have you gone ?" I answered, Seven miles. " Z ds, Sir," said Lintot, " I thought you had done seven stanzas.
Seite 172 - I can never be sure in these fellows, for I neither understand Greek, Latin, French, nor Italian myself. But this is my way : I agree with them for ten shillings per sheet, with a proviso that I will have their doings corrected...
Seite 417 - Sir, I always said the booksellers were a generous set of men. Nor, in the present instance, have I reason to complain. The fact is, not that they have paid me too little, but that I have written too much.
Seite 55 - In the Translation of Demosthenes, Leland unites the man of taste with the man of learning ; and shows himself to have possessed not only a competent knowledge of the Greek language, but that clearness in his own conceptions, and that animation in his feelings, which enabled him to catch the real meaning, and to preserve the genuine spirit of the most perfect orator that Athens ever produced. Through the Dissertation upon Eloquence...
Seite 172 - Sir, said I, will you please to eat a piece of beef with me ? Mr. Lintot, said he, I am sorry you should be at the expense of this great book, I am really concerned on your account — Sir, I am much obliged to you : if you can dine upon a piece of beef, together with a slice of pudding — Mr. Lintot, I do not say but Mr. Pope, if he would...
Seite 139 - Among the rest was a large collection of original letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. Richard III. and Henry VII. by such of the Paston family...
Seite 173 - Now, sir, (continued Mr. Lintot,) in return to the frankness I have shown, pray tell me, is it the opinion of your friends at Court that my Lord Lansdown will be brought to the bar or not?" I told him I heard he would not, and I hoped it, my Lord being one I had particular obligations to. — " That may be," replied Mr. Lintot, " but by G , if he is not, I shall lose the printing of a very good trial.