Memoirs of the Court of England: During the Reigns of William and Mary, Queen Anne, and the First and Second Georges, Volume 3

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Page 70 - Some natural tears he dropped, but wiped them soon : The world was all before him, where to choose His place of rest, and Providence his guide.
Page 234 - Lepell) walked with me three or four hours by moonlight, and we met no creature of any quality but the king, who gave audience to the vicechamberlain, all alone, under the garden wall.
Page 237 - Hervey, would you know the passion, You have kindled in my breast ? Trifling is the inclination That by words can be expressed. In my silence see the lover ; True love is by silence known ; In my eyes you'll best discover, All the power of your own.
Page 216 - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings...
Page 194 - ... not. For my own part, I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them, as astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well : so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them.
Page 61 - O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget thee, do not thou forget me," And with that rose up and cried, "March on, boys!
Page 53 - Flavia the least and slightest toy, Can with resistless art employ. This fan in meaner hands would prove An engine of small force in love ; But she with such an air and mien, Not to be told, or safely seen, Directs its wanton motions so, That it wounds more than Cupid's bow : Gives coolness to the matchless dame, To every other breast a flame.
Page 271 - Whereas there has been a scandalous paper cried aloud about the streets, under the title of ' A Pop upon Pope,' insinuating that I was whipped in Ham Walk, on Thursday last : — This is to give notice, that I did not stir out of my house at Twickenham on that day ; and the same is a malicious and ill-grounded report. — AP" According to Pope's sister, Mrs.
Page 269 - tis true — this truth you lovers know — In vain my structures rise, my gardens grow, In vain fair Thames reflects the double scenes Of hanging mountains, and of sloping greens: Joy lives not here; to happier seats it flies, And only dwells where Wortley casts her eyes.
Page 43 - I tremble for my Lord Peterborough (whom I now lodge with) he has too much Wit, as well as Courage, to make a solid General; and if he escapes being banished by others, I fear he will banish himself.

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