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The letters of Horace Walpole, [ed. by J. Wright].
Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.)
Volledige weergave - 1842
The Letters of Horace Walpole: Earl of Orford: Including Numerous Letters ...
Volledige weergave - 1842
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Pagina 57 - I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned.
Pagina 291 - the latter a gentle, feeble, languid stream, languid but not deep ; the other a boisterous and overbearing torrent ; but they join at last ; and long...
Pagina 62 - These are of the more courageous. One woman, still more heroic, is come to town on purpose: she says, all her friends are in London, and she will not survive them. But what will you think of Lady Catherine Pelham, Lady Frances Arundel, and Lord and Lady Galway, who go this evening to an inn ten miles out of town, where they are to play at brag till five in the morning, and then come back — I suppose, to look for the bones of their husbands and families under the rubbish.
Pagina 98 - Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. ' ;' Had it been the whole generation, , , . Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Pagina 45 - When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
Pagina 296 - 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.
Pagina 296 - 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.
Pagina 19 - The amphitheatre was illuminated ; and in the middle was a circular bower, composed of all kinds of firs in tubs, from twenty to thirty feet high : under them orangetrees, with small lamps in each orange, and below them all sorts of the finest auriculas in pots; and festoons of natural flowers hanging from tree to tree. Between the arches too were firs, and smaller ones in the balconies above. There were booths for tea and wine, gaming-tables and dancing, and about two thousand persons. In short,...
Pagina 56 - About ten days ago, at the new Lady CobhamV assembly, Lord Hervey' was leaning over a chair talking to some women, and holding his hat in his hand. Lord Cobham came up and spit in it — yes, spit in it ! — and then, with a loud laugh, turned to Nugent, and said,