Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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R. Hunter, 1821
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Page 18 - Edgeworth, after this incident, and gaining other suits, became rich in a few years; and, "in 1732, he married Jane Lovell, daughter of Samuel Lovell, a Welsh judge, who was son of Sir Salathiel Lovell, that recorder of London who, at the trial of the seven bishops, in the reign of James II., proved himself to be a good man, though he was but an indifferent lawyer.
Page 145 - I had the wheel made, and when it was so nearly completed as to require but a few hours' work to finish it, I went to London for Lord Effingham, to whom I had promised, that he should be present at the first experiment made with it. But the bulk and extraordinary appearance of my machine had attracted the notice of the country neighbourhood ; and taking advantage of my absence, some idle curious persons went to the carpenter I employed, who lived on Hare Hatch common. From him they obtained the great...
Page 151 - I should have distinguished myself in the senate or in the army, I should have become a useful member of society, and an honour to my family. Remember my advice, young man ! Pursue what is useful to mankind, you will satisfy them, and, what is better, you will satisfy yourself.
Page 256 - I could not help pitying my philosophic friend, pent up in durance vile for hours together, with his feet in the stocks, a book in his hand, and contempt in his heart.
Page 180 - Day, and myself together men of very different characters, but all devoted to literature and science. This mutual intimacy has never been broken but by death, nor have any of the number failed to distinguish themselves in science or literature. Some may think that I ought with due modesty to except myself. Mr. Keir, with his knowledge of the world and good sense; Dr. Small, with his benevolence and profound sagacity...
Page 13 - She was followed up stairs by an ignorant servant girl, who carried a bit of candle without a candlestick, between her fingers. When Lady Edgeworth had taken what gunpowder she wanted, had locked the door, and was...
Page 145 - ... of the machine should be overcome, it would carry on the man within it, as fast as he could possibly walk. I had provided means of regulating the motion, so that the wheel should not run away with its master. I had the wheel made, and when it was so nearly completed as to require but a few hours' work to finish it, I went to London for Lord Effingham, to whom I had promised, that he should be present at the first experiment made with it. But the bulk and extraordinary appearance of my machine...
Page 72 - I had been described, he thought it right to represent, that he had " several daughters grown and growing up, who, as the world said, were pretty girls; but to whom he could not give fortunes, that could make them suitable matches for Mr. Edgeworth's son.
Page 334 - From his letters at this time 1 was persuaded, that he would marry her immediately ; but a very trifling circumstance changed his intention. He had left Sabrina at the house of a friend under strict injunctions as to some peculiar fancies of his own ; in particular, some restrictions as to her dress. She neglected, forgot, or undervalued something, which was not, I believe, clearly defined. She did, or she did not, wear certain long sleeves, and some handkerchief, which had been the subject of his...
Page 159 - Darwin's brother ! who, for the first time in his life, as I was assured, had been intoxicated in this manner, and who would undoubtedly have perished had it not been for Doctor Darwin's humanity. During this scene I had time to survey my new friend, Doctor Darwin. He was a large man, fat, and rather clumsy ; but intelligence and benevolence were painted in his countenance : he had a considerable impediment in his speech, a defect which is in general painful to others ; but the Doctor repaid his...

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