The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous Letters Now First Published from the Original Manuscripts, المجلد 4

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الصفحة 441 - A certain man had two sons : and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
الصفحة 5 - 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 201 - The house, which is borrowed, and to which the ghost has adjourned, is wretchedly small and miserable. When we opened the chamber, in which were fifty people, with no light, but one...
الصفحة 132 - Johnson whether he thought any man of a modern age could have written such poems? Johnson replied, 'Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children* Johnson, at this time, did not know that Dr.
الصفحة 85 - By a river, which its soften'd way did take In currents through the calmer water spread Around : the wild fowl nestled in the brake And sedges, brooding in their liquid bed ; The woods sloped downwards to its brink, and stood With their green faces fix'd upon the flood.
الصفحة 355 - Far from the duplicity wickedly charged on him, he acted his part with alacrity and resolution. We all felt inspired by the example he gave us, down even to myself, the, weakest in that phalanx. I declare for one, I knew well enough (it could not be concealed from...
الصفحة 37 - At present, nothing is talked of, nothing admired, but what I cannot help calling a very insipid and tedious performance : it is a kind of novel, called " The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy ;" the great humour of which consists in the whole narration always going backwards.
الصفحة 108 - Do you know, I had the curiosity to go to the burying t'other night; I had never seen a royal funeral; nay, I walked as a rag of quality, which I found would be, and so it was, the easiest way of seeing it.
الصفحة 37 - Sermons,' with his own comick figure, from a painting by Reynolds, at the head of them? They are in the style I think most proper for the pulpit, and show a strong imagination and a sensible heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience.
الصفحة 123 - The stone which the builders refused is become the head-stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

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