Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, and Her Second Husband, the Hon. George Berkeley: From 1712 to 1767, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Murray, 1824 - Great Britain
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Page 100 - ' said Lamb, "that were ever paid by the wit of man. Each of them is worth an estate for life nay, is an immortality. There is that superb one to Lord Cornbury: 'Despise low joys, low gains; Disdain whatever Cornbury disdains; Be virtuous, and be happy for your pains.
Page 150 - But he had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause ; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame ; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Page 114 - Oct. 27. Little company appeared at the pump; those that were there drank the waters of affliction for the departure of Lady Suffolk and Mrs. Blount.* What was said of them both I need not tell you ; for it was so obvious to those that said it, that it cannot be less so to those that deserve it. Amoretto went upon Lansdowne to evaporate his grief for the loss of his...
Page 193 - House, except in such things as some way related to the business that was to be done within it. If he was ambitious, I will say this for him, his ambition was of a noble and generous strain. It was to raise himself, not by the low, pimping...
Page 19 - When Cupid did his grandsire Jove entreat To form some Beauty by a new receipt, Jove sent, and found, far in a country scene, Truth, innocence, good nature, look serene: From which ingredients first the dext'rous boy Pick'd the demure, the awkward, and the coy. The Graces from the court did next provide Breeding, and wit, and air, and decent pride: These Venus cleans 'd from ev'ry spurious grain Of nice coquet, affected, pert, and vain. Jove mix'd up all, and the best clay employ'd; Then call'd the...
Page 314 - ... golds, and at top of one of them you may have a setting-dog, who having sprung a wooden partridge, it may be flying a yard off against the wainscot. To warm and light this palace it must cost you eight and twenty thousand livres a year in wood and candles if you cannot afford that, you must stay till my Lord Clive returns with the rest of the Indies. The mistress of this Arabian Nights...
Page 129 - Cossack, call them) and silly men to give him an account of his destiny, and, if it can be believed, consenting to the highest inhumanities in pursuit of magical experiments. Yet, when we come to the last scene, the most prejudiced heart must be softened. With what majesty does the emperor meet his fate ! showing how a soldier, how a philosopher, how a *friend of Lady Suffolk's ought (only with juster notions of the Deity) to die.
Page 54 - I know, and so far I will answer for, that she was under very great concern that nothing better could be got for him ; and the friendship upon all other occasions in her own power l that she showed him, did not look like a double-dealer.
Page 55 - ... heartily and sincerely subscribe to it, (that I detest avarice in courts, corruption in ministers, schisms in religion, illiterate fawning betrayers of the church in mitres.) But, at the same time, I prodigiously want an infallible judge to determine when it is really so : for as I have lived...
Page 313 - Yesterday I dined at La Borde's, the great banker of the court. Lord ! madam, how little and poor all your houses in London will look after his! In the first place, you must have a garden half as long as the Mall, and then you must have fourteen windows, each as long as the other half, looking into it, and each window must consist of only eight panes of looking-glass. You must have a first and second ante-chamber, and they must have nothing in them but dirty servants.

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