Memoirs of Viscountess Sundon: Mistress of the Robes to Queen Caroline, Consort of George II; Including Letters from the Most Celebated Persons of Her Time, المجلد 2

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Mrs. A. T. Thomson
H. Colburn, 1847

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الصفحة 16 - He was the finest gentleman in the voluptuous court of Charles the Second, and in the gloomy one of King William. He had as much wit as his first master, or his contemporaries, Buckingham and Rochester ; without the royal want of feeling, the Duke's want of principles, or the Earl's want of thought.
الصفحة 101 - I would also have the alleys spacious and fair. You may have closer alleys upon the side grounds, but none in the main garden. I wish also in the very middle a fair mount with three ascents and alleys, enough for four to walk abreast, which I would have to OF GARDENS.
الصفحة 199 - When panting Virtue her last efforts made, You brought your Clio to the virgin's aid.
الصفحة 101 - ... a green in the entrance, a heath, or desert, in the going forth, and the main garden in the midst, besides alleys on both sides; and I like well, that four acres of ground be assigned to the green, six to the heath, four and four to either side, and twelve to the main garden.
الصفحة 44 - Mr. Congreve had one Defect, which was, his entertaining too mean an Idea of his first Profession, (that of a Writer) tho' 'twas to this he ow'd his Fame and Fortune. He spoke of his Works as of Trifles that were beneath him; and hinted to me in our first Conversation, that I should visit him upon no other Foot than that of a Gentleman, who led a Life of Plainness and Simplicity. I...
الصفحة 45 - Maecenas of the nation, For poets open table kept, But ne'er considered where they slept; Himself as rich as fifty Jews, 40 Was easy, though they wanted shoes...
الصفحة 116 - Thy mighty scholiast, whose unwearied pains Made Horace dull, and humbled Milton's strains. Turn what they will to verse, their toil is vain, Critics like me shall make it prose again.
الصفحة 116 - Where Bentley late tempestuous wont to sport In troubled waters, but now sleeps in port.
الصفحة 45 - Was easy, though they wanted shoes ; And crazy Congreve scarce could spare A shilling to discharge his chair...
الصفحة 100 - ... men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely ; as if gardening were the greater perfection. I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the year, in which severally things of beauty 30 may be then in season.

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