The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany

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Roberts Brothers, 1879
 

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Página 270 - But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Página 155 - He then took a penknife, cut the silver lace off the young master's hat, and folding it up in several papers, put it in the fire : when burnt sufficiently he took it out and wrapped it in fresh paper and put it in his pocket. He then resumed his good humour, entertained them in a manner that could not be excelled, as no one knew better how to suit his conversation to his hearers, and the day passed cheerfully. When he went away he said, " I don't intend to rob you, there's...
Página 39 - Soon after this, lord Peterborough endeavoured to convince her of his partial regard for her; but, agreeable and artful as he was, she remained very much upon her guard, which rather increased than diminished his admiration and passion for her. Yet still his pride struggled with his inclination ; for all this time she was engaged to sing in public, a circumstance very grievous to her, but urged by the best of motives, she submitted to it, in order to assist her parents, whose fortune was much reduced...
Página 210 - ... them look very light : the robings and facings were little green banks with all sorts of weeds, and the sleeves and the rest of the gown loose twining branches of the same sort as those on the petticoat : many of the leaves were finished with gold, and part of the stumps of the trees looked like the gilding of the sun.
Página 75 - King differing so much from the last, that all the pageantry and splendour, badges and trappings of royalty, were as pleasing to the son as they were irksome to the father.
Página 335 - They curl and wear a great many tawdry things, but there is such a variety in the manner of dress, that I don't know what to tell you is the fashion ; the only thing that seems general are hoops of an enormous size, and most people wear vast winkers to their heads.
Página 108 - Hogarth has promised to give me some instructions about drawing that will be of great use, — some rules of his own that he says will improve me more in a day than a year's learning in the common way.
Página 39 - Parson's-green, where he settled Mrs. Robinson and her mother. They never lived under the same roof, till the earl, being seized with a violent fit of illness, solicited her to attend him at Mount Bevis, near Southampton, which she refused with firmness, but upon condition that, though still denied to take his name, she might be permitted to wear her wedding ring ; to which, finding her inexorable, he at length consented.
Página 240 - Lady Dorothy Boyle, Born May the 14th, 1724. She was the comfort and joy of her parents, the delight of all who knew her angelick temper, and the admiration of all who saw her beauty. She was marry'd October the 10th, 1741, and delivered (by death) from misery.
Página 210 - ... the robings and facings were little green banks with all sorts of weeds, and the sleeves and the rest of the gown loose twining branches of the same sort as those on the petticoat : many of the leaves were finished with gold, and part of the stumps of the trees looked like the gilding of the sun. I never saw a piece of work so prettily fancied, and am quite angry with myself for not having the same thought, for it is infinitely handsomer than mine, and could not cost much more ; these were the...

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