Elegant Epistles: Or, A Copious Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters,

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Vicesimus Knox
Charles Dilly., 1790 - English letters - 798 pages

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Page 246 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Page 199 - I rightly conceived your meaning ; and if, as you say, confessing a truth, indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty, perform your command. But let not your grace...
Page 200 - ... for whose sake I am now as I am, whose name I could some good while since...
Page 345 - ... 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...
Page 474 - ... lying at your feet, a tract of Italy about three hundred miles in length, from the promontory of Antium to the Cape of Palinurus...
Page 480 - Now, sir,' continued Mr. Lintot, 'in return for the frankness I have shown, pray tell me, is it the opinion of your friends at Court that my Lord Lansdowne will be brought to the bar or not?' I told him I heard he would not, and I hoped it, my Lord being one I had particular obligations to. — 'That may be,' replied Mr. Lintot; 'but by G if he is not, I shall lose the printing of a very good trial.
Page 302 - You writ me lately for a footman, and I ' think this bearer will fit you : I know he can run ' well, for he hath run away twice from me, but he ' knew the way back again ; yet, though he hath a ' running head as well as running heels (and who will ' expect a footman to be a stayed man ?) I would ' not part with him were I not to go post to the
Page 199 - ... enemies, withdraw your princely favour from me; neither let that stain, that unworthy stain of a disloyal heart towards your good grace, ever cast so foul a blot on your most dutiful wife, and the infant princess your daughter.
Page 478 - Mr. Lintot began in this manner: 'Now, damn them! What if they should put it into the newspaper how you and I went together to Oxford?
Page 480 - Now, sir, (continued Mr. Lintot,) in return to the frankness I have shown, pray tell me, is it the opinion of your friends at Court that my Lord Lansdown will be brought to the bar or not?" I told him I heard he would not, and I hoped it, my Lord being one I had particular obligations to. — " That may be," replied Mr. Lintot, " but by G , if he is not, I shall lose the printing of a very good trial.

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