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Collected Papers (Original and Reprinted) in Prose and Verse, 1842-1862
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Page 121 - ... by odious and unworthy names. On the contrary, we highly revere the principles on which you act, though we lament some of their effects. Armed as you are, we embrace you as our friends, and as our brethren, by the best and dearest ties of relation.
Page 106 - Lord B., Scott, and I dined at the Pellegrino ; before we went Lord B. read me what he has done of the third canto of ' Don Juan.' In the evening all went to the Opera together, and from thence at twelve o'clock to a sort of public-house, to drink hot punch ; forming a strange contrast to a dirty cobbler, whom we saw in a nice room delicately eating ice. Lord B. took me home in his gondola at two o'clock ; a beautiful moonlight, and the reflection...
Page 110 - This day ten years we were married, and, though Time has made his usual changes in us both, • we are still more like lovers than any married couples of the same standing I am acquainted with. Asked to dine at Rancliffe's, but dined at home alone with Bessy. This being Sunday, our dance, in celebration of the day, deferred till to-morrow. Received a letter yesterday from my dear father, which, notwithstanding the increased tremor...
Page 122 - Quoted an excellent mot of somebody to Fontenelle, on the latter saying that he flattered himself he had a good heart — " Yes, my dear Fontenelle, you have as good a heart as can be made out of brains." In talking with Hallam afterwards, I put it to him, why it was that this short way of expressing truths did not do with the world, often as it had been tried, even Rochefoucauld being kept alive chiefly by his ill-nature. There was in this one saying to Fontenelle all that I myself had expended...
Page 121 - Long as Sir Walter has attended me, he has never explained to me what ails me. I have a great mind to open his letter and see what he has stated of my case to the Bath physician.
Page 96 - Welleslcy spoke of the difficulty there was in the way, from the feelings the King most naturally entertained towards me, and from himself being the personal friend, of the King, but that, on further consideration, he saw he could do it without any reference to the other side of the Channel, and out...
Page 107 - From thence to the church of the Annunziata : heard mass sung, which was very fine. Whether it be my popish blood or my poetical feelings, nothing gives me more delight than the
Page 89 - I last night went to a little supper after the opera, where the Prince and Mrs. Fitzherbert were : I was introduced to her. » * • I dine with Lord Moira to-morrow, and go in the evening with Lady Charlotte to an assembly at the Countess of Cork's. I assure you I am serious in the idea of being at least for a fortnight incog.