Some account of the life of Rachael Wriothesley, lady Russell

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Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819 - 150 страници
 

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Страница 97 - Keep innocency, and take heed unto the thing that is right : for that shall bring a man peace at the last.
Страница 140 - I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and...
Страница xxxv - I know I have deserved my punishment, and will be silent under it; but yet secretly my heart mourns, too sadly I fear, and cannot be comforted, because I have not the dear companion and sharer of all my joys and sorrows. I want him to talk with, to walk with, to eat and sleep with; all these things are irksome to me now; the day unwelcome, and the night so, too; all company and meals I would avoid if it might be...
Страница 137 - I come, kind Gentlemen, strange news to tell ye; I am the Ghost of poor departed Nelly. Sweet Ladies, be not frighted; I'le be civil; I'm what I was, a little harmless Devil.
Страница xxviii - Friday evening) my lady left him ; he kissed her four or five times ; and she kept her sorrow so within herself, that she gave him no disturbance at their parting. After she was gone, he said, ' Now the bitterness of death is past...
Страница 51 - Arlington's family and the sweete child made me behold all this with regret, tho' as the Duke of Grafton affects the sea, to which I find his father intends to use him, he may emerge a plaine...
Страница xlii - God has let me see the folly of my imaginations, which made meapt to conclude I had nothing left, the deprivation of which could be matter of much anguish, or its possession of any considerable refreshment. I have felt the falseness of the first notion, for I know not how to part, with tolerable ease, from the little creature. I...
Страница 27 - The dishes and bottles were all the time before them on " the table ; and when it was morning, he would hunt or " hawk, if the weather was fair ; if not, he would dance, go '• to bed at eleven, and repose himself till the evening. '' Notwithstanding this irregularity, he was a man of great " sense, and though, as I just now said, some took him...
Страница lxix - ... hour's conversation with your ladyship, to ease my mind of the just complaints I have, that such returns are made to the zeal I have endeavoured to express, in my small capacity, for the good of England. I cannot but think it the fantastical influence of my ill stars, very peculiar to myself, all circumstances considered ; but whilst I am under the protection of your ladyship's better opinion, the malice or mistakes of others can never have the force so much as to discompose, madam, your ladyship's...
Страница 150 - Duncomb's ; where he, the lord-treasurer, and others, drank themselves into that height of frenzy, that, among friends, it was whispered they had stripped into their shirts, and that, had not an accident prevented them, they had got upon a signpost, to drink the king's health; which was the subject of much derision, to say no worse.

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