Letters ... to sir Horace Mann, ed. by lord Dover, المجلد 3

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الصفحة 348 - Hay says, it will soon be as shameful to beat a Frenchman as to beat a woman. Indeed, one is forced to ask every morning what victory there is, for fear of missing one.
الصفحة 356 - How should I? I who have always lived in the big busy world ; who lie a-bed all the morning, calling it morning as long as you please; who sup in company; who have played at...
الصفحة 303 - Such a war as ours carried on by my Lord Hardwicke, with the dull dilatoriness of a Chancery suit, would long ago have reduced us to what suits in Chancery reduce most people ! At present our unanimity is prodigious — you would as soon hear No from an old maid as from the House of Commons — but I don't promise you that this tranquillity will last.
الصفحة 1 - However, two nights afterwards, being left alone with her while her mother and sister were at Bedford House, he found himself so impatient that he sent for a parson. The doctor refused to perform the ceremony without licence or ring; the duke swore he would send for the archbishop.
الصفحة 5 - It is shocking to think what shambles this country is grown ! Seventeen were executed this morning. after having murdered the turnkey on Friday night, and almost forced open Newgate. One is forced to travel, even at noon, as if one was going to battle.
الصفحة 231 - Gray ; they are Greek, they are Pindaric, they are sublime ! consequently I fear a little obscure; the second particularly, by the confinement of the measure and the nature of prophetic vision, is mysterious.* I could not persuade him to add more notes ; he says whatever wants to be explained, don't deserve to be. I shall venture to place some in Dr. Cocchi's copy, who need not be supposed to understand Greek and English together, though he is so much master of both separately. To divert you...
الصفحة 244 - Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the benefit of the Act of Insolvency : In consequence of which, he registered His Kingdom of Corsica For the use of his Creditors. The Grave, great teacher, to a level brings, Heroes and beggars, galley-slaves and kings. But Theodore this moral learn'd, ere dead ; Fate pour'd its lessons on his living head, Bestow'da kingdom and denied him bread.
الصفحة 333 - Her figure was so very unfortunate, that it would have been difficult for her to be happy, but her parts and application were extraordinary. I saw her act in " Cato" at eight years old, (when she could not stand alone, but was forced to lean against the side-scene) better than any of her brothers and sisters. She had been so unhealthy, that at that age she had not been taught to read, but had learned the part of Lucia by hearing the others study their parts. She went to her father and mother and...
الصفحة 14 - French, and suffered to wear neither red nor powder, she had that perpetual drawback upon her beauty ; her lord, who is sillier in a wise way, as ignorant, ill-bred, and speaking very little French himself — just enough to show how ill-bred he is. The Duke de Luxemburg told him he had called up my Lady Coventry's coach; my lord replied, " Vous avez fort bien fait" He is jealous, prude, and scrupulous ; at a dinner at Sir John Eland's, before sixteen persons, he coursed his wife round the table,...
الصفحة 28 - You will scarce guess how I employ my time ; chiefly at present in the guardianship of embrios and cockleshells. Sir Hans Sloane is dead, and has made me one of the trustees to his museum, which is to be offered for twenty thousand pounds to the King, the Parliament, the Royal Academies of Petersburgh, Berlin, Paris, and Madrid.

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