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DIARY

AND

LETTERS

MADAME

46

OF

D'ARBLAY,

AUTHOR OF EVELINA, CECILIA, &c.

EDITED BY HER NIECE.

THE SPIRIT WALKS OF EVERY DAY DECEASED."—Young.

VOL. II.

1781 TO 1786.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1842.

210. d. 112.

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PART I.

1781.

CONTENTS.

Correspondence between Miss Burney and Mrs. Thrale - Good
Things-Mr. Crisp-The War-Admiral Byron- Origin of
our Affections-Merlin-His Mill to Grind Old Ladies Young
—Dr. Johnson-Bartolozzi-An Owhyhee Dress - Conver-
sazione-Characters-Mrs. Montagu-Dinner at Mrs. Thrale's
-Lord Sheffield-Lord John Clinton-Two Beauties and a
Fright-Mrs. Carter-Webber's South Sea Drawings - Curious
Fans-The Duchess of Devonshire Sir Joshua Reynolds-
A Dinner Party-A Character-Sudden Death of Mr. Thrale —
Correspondence between Mr. Crisp. and Miss Burney —The
Three Warnings-Diary Resumed-Visitors-Misconceptions
-A Dinner Party-A Quarrel-Perseverance and Obstinacy
-Reconciliation-Sale of Mr. Thrale's Brewery-Mr. Barclay,
the Rich Quaker-Dr. Johnson-Newspaper Scandal-A Poor
Artist-An Odd Adventure-Anecdote of Dr. Johnson- Sit-
ting for One's Portrait -Visit to Streatham- -A Subject for
Harry Bunbury-The Wits at War-Johnson's "Life of Lord
Lyttleton"-Singular Scene-Johnson in a Savage Fit-A
Peace-maker-Merlin, the Mechanician.

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And so here comes your sweet letter. And so I pleased Mr. Crisp, did I? and yet he never heard, it seems, the only good things I said, which were very earnest, and very honest, and very pressing invitations to him, to see Streatham nearer than through the telescope. Now, that he did not hear all this was your fault, mademoiselle; for you told me that Mr. Crisp was old, and Mr. Crisp was infirm; and, if I had found those things so, I should have spoken louder, and concluded him to be deaf: but, finding him very

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