Miscellanies in Verse and Prose

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E. Curll, 1719 - Elegiac poetry, Latin - 190 pages
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Page 127 - Covent Garden, over against the Cock ; whither, if he at any time went with his friends, he was obliged to leave the windows open, that his lady might see there was no woman in company. Nevertheless, she made him some amends, by dying in a reasonable time. She seitled her fortune on him...
Page 175 - ... and unfortunate poet to his new patron. At last an appointment was made, and the place of meeting was agreed to be the Roebuck. Mr. Butler and his friend attended accordingly ; the duke joined them...
Page 126 - Garden : where, in a little time, he obtained her consent to marry her. This he did, by his father's command, without acquainting the King ; for it was reasonably supposed, that the lady's having a great independent estate, and noble and powerful relations, the acquainting the King with the intended match would be the likeliest way to prevent it.
Page 176 - His COMPANY was not only Courted by The MEN, but His PERSON was as well Received by the LADIES ', and as K. CHARLES was extremely Fond of HIM upon account of His Wit, fome of the ROYAL MISTRESSES, I have been credibly Informed, fet no lefs Value upon Tbojt Parts in Him, of which They were more Proper Judges.
Page 120 - ... till he was brought to sup with him, which was in two or three Nights. After Supper Mr. Wycherley, who was then in the Height of his Vigor both of Body and Mind, thought himself oblig'd to exert himself, and the Duke was charm'd to that degree, that he cry'd out in a Transport, By G my Cousin is in the right of it; and from that very Moment made a Friend of a Man whom he believ'd his happy Rival.
Page 123 - King received him with the utmost marks of esteem, and shortly after told him he had a son, who he resolved should be educated like the son of a king, and that he could make choice of no man so proper to be his governor as Mr Wycherly ; and that for this service he should have fifteen hundred pounds a-year allotted to him ; the King also added, that when the time came that his office should cease, he would take care to make such a provision for him as should set...
Page 209 - Privy-Council, and Knight of the Moft Noble Order of the Garter. My LORD...
Page 177 - Condition used to resort (you fee how diftant the Scene then laid to what it doth now) for Pleasure and Privacy. The Liquor the Ladies and their Lovers used to drink at...
Page 179 - But the bountiful intentions of that prince had not the defigned effect, purely through his modefty ; he being afhamcl to give the earl of Mulgrave, whom the king had fent to demand it, a full account of his debts. He laboured under the weight of thefe difficulties, till his father died ; and then too the eftate, that defcended to him, was left under very uneafy limitations, fince being only a tenant for life, he could not raife any money for the payment of his debts. However he took...
Page 124 - Wells-walk with his friend, Mr. Fairbeard, of Gray's Inn, just as he came up to the bookseller's, the Countess of Drogheda, a young widow, rich, noble, and beautiful, came up to the bookseller and inquired for the ' Plain Dealer.' ' Madam,

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