A Book for a Rainy Day: Or, Recollections of the Events of the Years 1766-1833

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R. Bentley, 1861 - 315 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 187 - I have the honour to be, with the greatest respect, my Lord, your Lordship's Most obedient humble servant, H.
Strana 131 - His talents of every kind, powerful from nature, and not meanly cultivated by letters, his social virtues in all the relations and all the habitudes of life, rendered him the centre of a very great and unparalleled variety of agreeable societies, which will be dissipated by his death. He had too much merit not to excite some jealousy, too much innocence to provoke any enmity. The loss of no man of his time can be felt with more sincere, general, and unmixed sorrow. "Hail! and farewell...
Strana 240 - MEMOIRS OF THE LIVES, INTRIGUES, AND COMICAL ADVENTURES of the most famous Gamesters and celebrated Sharpers in the Reigns of Charles II., James II., William III., and Queen Anne...
Strana 141 - In yond' carnation go and seek, There thou shalt find her lip and cheek : In that enamell'd pansy by, There thou shalt have her curious eye : In bloom of peach and rose's bud, There waves the streamer of her blood. 'Tis...
Strana 29 - I saw there about two or three and twenty young women, most of them well habited, on their knees, very busy, as if they had been weeding. I could not presently learn what the matter was; at last, a young man told me that they were looking for a coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be their husbands: it was to be found that day and hour.
Strana 129 - Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country. In taste, in grace, in facility, in happy invention, and in the richness and harmony of colouring, he was equal to the great masters of the renowned ages. In portrait he went beyond them ; for he communicated to that description of the art, in which English artists are the most engaged...
Strana 129 - His illness was long, but borne with a mild and cheerful fortitude, without the least mixture of any thing irritable or querulous, agreeably to the placid and even tenor of his whole life. He had, from the beginning of his malady, a distinct view of his dissolution ; and he contemplated it with that entire composure, which nothing but the innocence, integrity, and usefulness of his life, and an unaffected submission to the will of Providence, could bestow.
Strana 311 - Porridge-Island is a mean street in London, filled with cook-shops for the convenience of the poorer inhabitants...
Strana 129 - Sir Joshua Reynolds was, on very many accounts, one of the most memorable men of his time. He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country. In taste, in grace, in facility, in happy invention...
Strana 212 - And did you not hear of a jolly young waterman, Who at Blackfriars...

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