The Letters of Horace Walpole: Fourth Earl of Orford, المجلد 3

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Clarendon Press, 1903
 

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الصفحة 376 - THREE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty •, In both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two.
الصفحة 376 - Three orators in distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn ; The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd, The next in language, but in both the last : The power of Nature could no farther go ; To make a third, she join'd the former two.
الصفحة 117 - Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, 6and said to him: All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.
الصفحة 324 - Tis but a dainty whim ; For ask the gallant Bristow, Who does in taste excel, If Strawberry Hill, if Strawberry Don't bear away the bell.
الصفحة 151 - I am greatly impatient for my altar, and so far from mistrusting its goodness, I only fear it will be too good to expose to the weather, as I intend it must be, in a recess in the garden. I was going to tell you that my house is so monastic, that I have a little hall decked with long saints in lean arched windows and with taper columns, which we call the Paraclete, in memory of Eloisa's cloister.1 . . , Adieu ! C.
الصفحة 78 - A certain king that, whatever airs you may give yourself, you are not at all like, was last week at the play. The intriguing chambermaid in the farce says to the old gentleman : — ' You are villanously old, you are sixty-six, you cannot have the impudence to think of living above two years.
الصفحة 317 - The great dining-room is hung with the paper of my staircase, but not shaded properly like mine. I was much more charmed lately at a visit I made to the Cardigans at Blackheath. Would you believe that I had never been in Greenwich Park? I never had, and am transported! Even the glories of Richmond and Twickenham hide their diminished rays. Yet nothing is equal to the fashion of this village : Mr.
الصفحة 167 - The room on the ground-floor nearest to you is a bedchamber, hung with yellow paper and prints, framed in a new manner, invented by Lord Cardigan ; that is, with black and white borders printed.
الصفحة 168 - The only two good chambers I shall have are not yet built ; they will be an eatingroom, and a library, each twenty by thirty, and the latter fifteen feet high. For the rest of the house, I could send it you in this letter as easily as the drawing, only that I should have nowhere to live till the return of the post. The Chinese summer-house which you may distinguish in the distant landscape, belongs to my Lord Radnor.* We pique ourselves upon nothing but simplicity, and have no carvings, gildings,...
الصفحة 38 - Tuesday was se'nnight he went to attend the King's passing some bills in the House of Lords; from thence to Carlton House, very hot, where he unrobed, put on a light unaired frock and waistcoat, went to Kew, walked in a bitter day, came home tired, and lay down for three hours, upon a couch in a very cold room at Carlton House, that opens into the garden. Lord Egmont told him how dangerous it was, but the Prince did not mind him. My father once said to this King, when he was ill and royally untractable,...

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