Memoirs of John, duke of Marlborough, with his original correspondence, Volume 3

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Page 445 - is dying — but who can tell ! last year she had lain a great while ill, without speaking ; her physicians said, 'She must be blistered, or she will die.' She called out, ' I won't be blistered, and I won't die.
Page 5 - The Author appears to us to have neglected no sources of information, and to have exhausted them, as far as regards the general scope and purpose of the inquiry. The Graphical Illustrations are such as become a work of this character upon such a subject; at, of course, a lavish cost.
Page 5 - PAINTED ILLUSTRATIONS OF ANCIENT ARMS AND ARMOUR, a Critical Inquiry into Ancient Armour as it existed in Europe, but particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Charles II., with a Glossary, &c.
Page 429 - The reply of the duchess to the duke of Somerset was highly dignified, and worthy of her regard to the memory of her husband. She not only declined a connexion so unsuitable at her age, but declared that if she were only thirty, she would not permit even the emperor of the world to succeed in that heart, which had been devoted to John Duke of Marlborough.
Page 11 - It is, without doubt, the most splendid of the kind ever published in Britain, and will stand a comparison, without any eclipse of its lustre, with the most magnificent ornithological illustrations of the French school.
Page 395 - O God of our salvation: thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
Page 30 - LOUDON'S (MRS) ENTERTAINING NATURALIST, being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and Anecdotes of more than Five Hundred Animals, comprehending all the Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects, &c., of which a knowledge is indispensable in polite education. With Indexes of Scientific and Popular Names, an Explanation of Terms, and an Appendix of Fabulous Animals, illustrated by upwards of 500 beautiful woodcuts by BEWICK, HARVEY, WHIMPER, and others.
Page 270 - I have called you together as soon as the public affairs would permit ; and I am glad that I can now tell you, that, notwithstanding the arts of those who delight in war, both place and time are appointed for opening the treaty of a general peace.
Page 415 - ... it will cost an immense sum to complete the causeway, and that ridiculous bridge, in which I counted 33 rooms. Four houses are to be at each corner of the bridge ; but that which makes it so much prettier than London bridge is, that you may set in six rooms and look out at window into the high arch, while the coaches are driving over your head.
Page 13 - Crests, and Mottoes, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, including the late Grants by the College of Arms. With an Introduction to Heraldry, and a Dictionary of Terms.

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