Famous Beauties and Historic Women: A Gallery of Croquis Biographiques

I. Nell Gwynne. Barbara Villiers, duchess of Cleveland. Elizabeth Hamilton, countess de Grammont. Frances Stewart, duchess of Hamilton. Henrietta Maria, duchess of Orleans. Madame de Maintenon. Gabrielle d'Estrées, duchess de Beaufort -- II. Mrs. Radcliffe. The Duchess de la Valliére. Madame de Stael. Sarah, duchess of Marlborough. Agnes Sorel. Madame Recamier.

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Página 15 - Princesse," 2 the first time I ever saw it; and it is a pretty good play, many good things being in it, and a good scene of a town on fire. We sat in an upper box, and the jade Nell...
Página 87 - To unperplex'd delight and pleasure known. Let the mad poets say whate'er they please Of the sweets of Fairies, Peris, Goddesses, There is not such a treat among them all, Haunters of cavern, lake, and waterfall, As a real woman, lineal indeed From Pyrrha's pebbles or old Adam's seed.
Página 180 - Celui qui cy maintenant dort, Fit plus de pitié que d'envie, Et souffrit mille fois la mort, Avant que de perdre la vie. Passant, ne fais icy de bruit, Et garde bien qu'il ne s'éveille, Car voicy la première nuit, Que le pauvre Scarron sommeille.
Página 50 - ... at all. After which, she came back to Court, and commands the King as much as ever, and hath and doth what she will. No longer ago than last night, there was a private entertainment made for the King and Queen at the Duke of Buckingham's...
Página 13 - Davis is for certain going away from the Duke's house, the King being in love with her ; and a house is taken for her, and furnishing ; and she hath a ring given her already worth 6oo/.
Página 48 - One thing more; there happened a scaffold below to fall, and we feared some hurt, but there was none, but she of all the great ladies only run down among the common rabble to see what hurt was done, and did take care of a child that received some little hurt, which methought was so noble.
Página 92 - Queen, who looked in this dress (a white laced waistcoat and a crimson short pettycoat, and her hair dressed a la negligence) mighty pretty; and the King rode hand in hand with her.
Página 92 - Duchess is brought to bed of a boy ;' and hearing that the King and Queen are rode abroad with the Ladies of Honour to the Park ; and, seeing a great crowd of gallants staying here to see their return, I also staid walking up and down. By and by the King and Queen, who looked in this dress, a white laced...
Página 9 - TO THE AUDIENCE. I come, kind Gentlemen, strange news to tell ye; I am the Ghost of poor departed Nelly. Sweet Ladies, be not frighted; I'le be civil; I'm what I was, a little harmless Devil.
Página 110 - Shows your brave heart victorious as your eyes, If Judith, marching with the general's head, Can give us passion when her story's read, What may the living do, which brought away, Though a less bloody, yet a nobler prey ; Who from our flaming Troy, with a bold hand...

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