Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann, British Envoy at the Court of Tuscany, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 344 - 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.
الصفحة 182 - ... as to disregard such sums, why he played at all. 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...
الصفحة 419 - 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 311 - To let that fop, Discretion, ride In triumph over it. False friends I have, as well as you, Who daily counsel me Fame and ambition to pursue, And leave off loving thee.
الصفحة 112 - MY text is not literally true ; but as far as earthquakes go towards lowering the price of wonderful commodities, to be sure we are overstocked. We have had a second, much more violent than the first; and you must not be surprised if by next post you hear of a burning mountain sprung up in Smithfield. In the night between Wednesday and Thursday last, (exactly a month since the first shock,) the earth had a shivering fit between one and two; but so slight that, if no more had followed, I don't believe...
الصفحة 252 - Lady Bath's brother, who had been his great friend. As they were going to engage, Glumley, who had good humor and wit (Braddock had the latter) said : ' Braddock, you are a poor dog ! here, take my purse, if you kill me you will be forced to run away, and then you will not have a shilling to support you.
الصفحة 113 - Thursday last, (exactly a month since the first shock,) the earth had a shivering fit between one and two ; but so slight, that if no more had followed, I don't believe it would have been noticed. I had been awake...
الصفحة 178 - 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 villainously old; you are sixty-six; you can't have the impudence to think of living above two years.
الصفحة 87 - Monday next, are the banquets' at Cambridge, for the instalment of the Duke of Newcastle as chancellor. The whole world goes to it : he has invited, summoned, pressed the entire body of nobility and gentry from all parts of England. His cooks ' have been there these ten days, distilling essences of every living creature, and massacring and confounding all the species that Noah and Moses took such pains to preserve and distinguish.
الصفحة 336 - I send you two copies (one for Dr. Cocchi) of a very honourable opening of my press — two amazing Odes of Mr. 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.

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