The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Letters

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J. and P. Knapton, 1751
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Page 119 - I used to be going to bed, surfeited with pleasure, or jaded with business : my head often full of schemes, and my heart as often full of anxiety. Is it a misfortune, think you, that I rise at this hour refreshed, serene, and calm ? that the past...
Page 97 - As to this country,* there have been three terrible years dearth of corn, and every place strewed with beggars; but dearths are common in better climates, and our evils here lie much deeper. Imagine a nation the two thirds of whose revenues are spent out of it, and who are not permitted to trade with the other third, and where the pride of women will not suffer...
Page 159 - Two or three of us had a fancy, three years ago, to write a weekly paper, and call it an Intelligencer. But it continued not long ; for the whole volume (it was reprinted in London, and I find you have seen it,) was the work only of two, myself and Dr.
Page 64 - But the best way of convincing you of my indulgence, will be, if I live, to visit you in Ireland, and act there as much in my own way as you did here in yours.
Page 55 - Lords and Commons, nemine contradicente; and the whole town, men, women, and children, are quite full of it. Perhaps I may all this time be talking to you of a book you have never seen, and which...
Page 53 - The politicians to a man agree, that it is free from particular reflections, but that the satire on general societies of men is too severe.
Page 178 - Dr. Delany is the only gentleman I know, who keeps one certain day in the week to entertain seven or eight friends at dinner, and to pass the evening, where there is nothing of excess, either in eating or drinking.
Page 139 - ... to your stock, and then I shall be in less pain about you. I know you can find dinners, but you love twelvepenny coaches too well, without considering that the interest of a whole thousand pounds brings you but half a crown a day...
Page 121 - I muft accommodate my plan to this deficiency. In the mean time Pope has given me more trouble than he or I thought of ; and you will be...
Page 177 - It is true our meat and wine is cheaper here, as it is always in the poorest countries, because there is no money to pay for them : I believe there are not in this whole city three gentlemen out of employment, who are able to give entertainments...

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