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

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الصفحة 106 - 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 186 - The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new.
الصفحة 477 - I went last night to visit her; I give you my honour, and you who know her, would credit me without it, the following is a faithful description. I found her in a little miserable bedchamber of a ready-furnished house, with two tallow candles, and a bureau covered with pots and pans. On her head, in full of all accounts, she had an old blacklaced hood, wrapped entirely round, so as to conceal all hair or want of hair. No handkerchief, but up to her chin a kind of horseman's riding-coat, calling itself...
الصفحة 286 - I know nothing. 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 64 - He said, that being acquitted of cowardice, and being persuaded on the coolest reflection that he had acted for the best, and should act so again, he was not unwilling to suffer. He desired to be shot on the quarter-deck, not where common malefactors are; came out at twelve, sat down...
الصفحة 97 - You are very particular, I can tell you, in liking Gray's Odes — but you must remember that the age likes Akenside, and did like Thomson ! can the same people like both? Milton was forced to wait till the world had done admiring Quarles.
الصفحة 161 - Lyttleton was there, and the conversation turned on literature : finding me not quite ignorant added to the parson's wonder ; but he could not contain himself any longer, when, after dinner, he saw me go to romps and jumping with the two boys : he broke out to my lady Hertford, and begged to know who and what sort of man I really was, for he had never met with anything of the kind.
الصفحة 383 - 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.
الصفحة 480 - We had nothing; they told us, as they would at a puppetshow, that it would not come that night till seven in the morning, that is, when there are only 'prentices and old women. We stayed however till half an hour after one.
الصفحة 389 - Yet to do the folks justice, they are sensible, and reasonable, and civilized; their very language is polished since I lived among them. I attribute this to their more frequent intercourse with the world and the capital, by the help of good roads and postchaises, which, if they have abridged the King's dominions, have at least tamed his subjects.

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