English Letters and Letterwriters of the Eighteenth Century: With Explanatory Notes

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Страница 298 - Favours to none, to all she smiles extends ; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. « Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And like the sun, they shine on all alike. Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if belles had faults to hide : If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all.
Страница 63 - The Dean is dead : (Pray what is trumps ?) ' Then, Lord have -mercy on his soul ! ' (Ladies, I'll venture for the vole.) "' Six deans, they say, must bear the pall : 47 ' (I wish I knew what king to call) ' Madam, your husband will attend ' The funeral of so good a friend.
Страница 468 - When you shut the doors of this grotto it becomes on the instant, from a luminous room, a camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods, and boats are forming a moving picture in their visible radiations ; and when you have a mind to light it up, it affords you a very different scene. It is finished with shells interspersed with pieces of looking-glass in angular forms ; and in the ceiling is a star of the same material, at which, when a lamp of an orbicular figure...
Страница 185 - Upon this great foundation of misanthropy (though not in Timon's manner) the whole building of my travels is erected ; and I never will have peace of mind till all honest men are of my opinion...
Страница 306 - I can never be sure in these fellows, for I neither understand Greek, Latin, French, nor Italian myself. But this is my way : I agree with them for ten shillings per sheet, with a proviso that I will have their doings corrected...
Страница 381 - MADAM, IT will be in vain to deny that I have some regard for this piece, since I dedicate it to you ; yet you may bear me witness, it was intended only to divert a few young ladies, who have good sense and good humour enough to laugh not ojily at their sex's little unguarded follies, but at their own.
Страница 386 - I knew you in best health here) but you have wrought several miracles upon our family ; you have made old people fond of a young and gay person, and inveterate papists of a clergyman of...
Страница 399 - Whig, as I rather hope, and as I think your principles and mine (as brother poets) had ever a bias to the side of liberty, I know you will be an honest man and an inoffensive one. Upon the whole, I know you are incapable of being so much of either party as to be good for nothing. Therefore, once more, whatever you are or in whatever state you are, all hail!