Diaries of a Lady of Quality from 1797 to 1844

Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864 - 359 Seiten

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Seite 153 - A belt of straw and ivy buds With coral clasps and amber studs: And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love.
Seite 367 - The Earth goes on the Earth glittering with gold ; The Earth goes to the Earth sooner than it wold ; The Earth builds on the Earth castles and towers ; The Earth says to the Earth, All this is ours.
Seite viii - That if any man were to form a book, of what he had seen or heard himself, it must, in whatever hands, prove a most useful and entertaining one.
Seite 59 - The two Miss Gunnings," and a late extravagant dinner at White's, are twenty times more the subject of conversation than the two brothers and Lord Granville. These are two Irish girls, of no fortune, who are declared the handsomest women alive. I think their being two so handsome and both such perfect figures is their chief excellence, for singly I have seen much handsomer women than either ; however, they can't walk in the park, or go to Vauxhall, but such mobs follow them that they are generally...
Seite 249 - All this is very flattering,' he would say, ' and very civil : and if people are amused with hearing me tell a parcel of old stories, or recite a pack of ballads, to lovely young girls and gaping matrons, they are easily pleased ; and a man would be very illnatured who would not give pleasure so cheaply conferred.
Seite 56 - In life's last scene what prodigies surprise, Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise ! From Marlborough's eyes the streams of dotage flow, And Swift expires a driveller and a show.
Seite 50 - I have this day heard from indisputable authority, that I have hitherto lain under a mistake with regard to my age, and that I am but forty-seven to-day. Of the near approach of my death...
Seite 65 - ... her little theatre, and puts in the performers when they are out in their parts; she is a doctor, an apothecary, a surgeon, a farrier, a carpenter, a magistrate, a lawyer...
Seite 209 - God's goodness and compassion through His Son, as what can do them no harm, and may, and I hope will, be of service to them.
Seite 332 - A brief view of the state of the Church of England, as it stood in Queen Elizabeth's and King James his reigne, to the yeere 1608.

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