Gossip about Letters and Letter-writers

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1870 - 256 pages

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Page 76 - My Lord, I have been lately informed, by the proprietor of The World, that two papers, in which my Dictionary is recommended to the public, were written by your Lordship. To be so distinguished, is an...
Page 14 - ... mine enemies, withdraw your princely favour from me ; neither let that stain, that unworthy stain, of a disloyal heart towards your good grace, ever cas,t so foul a blot on your most dutiful wife, and the infant princess your daughter.
Page 219 - Hauteville ; une chose enfin qui se fera Dimanche, où ceux qui la verront croiront avoir la berlue ; une chose qui se fera Dimanche, et qui ne sera peut-être pas faite Lundi. Je ne puis me résoudre à vous la dire, devinez-la : je vous la donne en trois. Jetez-vous votre langue aux chiens ? Hé bien ! il faut donc vous la dire : M.
Page 232 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 43 - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison...
Page 2 - JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Page 14 - Whereas you send unto me (willing me to confess a truth and so obtain your favor) by such an one whom you know to be mine ancient professed enemy, I no sooner received this message by him, than 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.
Page 65 - I was in doubt when I got it into my hand whether I should not, in the first place, apply it to his pate; but a rap at the street-door made the wretch fly to it, and when I returned to the parlour, he introduced me, as if nothing of the kind had happened, to the gentleman who entered, as Mr. Goldsmith, his most ingenious and worthy friend, of whom he had so often heard him speak with rapture. I could scarcely compose myself; and must have betrayed indignation in my mien to the stranger, who was a...
Page 48 - I don't know whether you will presently find out, that this seeming impertinent account is the tenderest expressions of my love to you ; but it furnishes my imagination with agreeable pictures of our future life ; and I flatter myself with the hopes of one day enjoying with you the same satisfactions ; and that, after as many years together, I may see you retain the same fondness for me as I shall certainly do for you, when the noise of a nursery may have more charms for us, than the music of an...

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