London Society, Volume 3; Volume 5

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William Clowes and Sons, 1864 - English literature
 

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Page 332 - I gan me drawn, Where much people I saw for to stand ; One offered me velvet, silk, and lawn, Another he taketh me by the hand, "Here is Paris thread, the finest in the land!
Page 181 - An equal number of maids and bachelors get together ; each writes their true or some feigned name upon separate billets, which they roll up, and draw by way of lots, the maids taking the men's billets, and the men the maids...
Page 537 - If all the miseries and troublesome affairs of this sorrowful voyage should be perfectly and thoroughly written, there should need a painful man with his pen, and as great a time as he had that wrote the lives and deaths of the...
Page 358 - These are two Irish girls, of no fortune, who are declared the handsomest women alive. I think their being two so handsome and both such perfect figures is their chief excellence, for singly I have seen much handsomer women than either ; however, they can't walk in the park, or go to Vauxhall, but such mobs follow them that they are generally driven away.
Page 358 - The Gunnings flew into a passion, and asked her what she meant; that they came to see the palace, not to be showed as a sight themselves.
Page 130 - There is a sea-port town called Bristol, opposite to Ireland, into which its inhabitants make frequent voyages on account of trade. Wulfstan cured the people of this town of a most odious and inveterate custom, which they derived from their ancestors, of buying men and women in all parts of England, and exporting them to Ireland for the sake of gain.
Page 535 - Isabella : and there he had reasonable utterance of his English commodities, as also of some part of his Negroes, trusting the Spaniards no further than that by his own strength he was able still to master them.
Page 181 - Valentine that is fallen to him, than to the Valentine to whom he is fallen. Fortune having thus divided the company into so many couples, the Valentines give balls and treats to their mistresses, wear their billets several days upon their bosoms or sleeves, and this little sport often ends in Love.
Page 193 - Here, where the sword united nations drew, Our countrymen were warring on that day ! " And this is much, and all which will not pass away.
Page 421 - Thence to the Park, my wife and I: and here Sir W. Coventry did first see me and my wife in a coach of our own; and so did also this night the Duke of York, who did eye my wife mightily. But I begin to doubt that my being so much seen in my own coach at this time may be observed to my prejudice; but I must venture it now.

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