The Life and Letters of Lady Sarah Lennox, 1745-1826: Daughter of Charles, 2nd Duke of Richmond, and Successively the Wife of Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Bart., and of the Hon: George Napier; Also a Short Political Sketch of the Years 1760 to 1763, by Henry Fox, 1st Lord Holland, Volume 1

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Page 126 - ... of the part, and the antiquity of the time, which was kept up by her dress, taken out of ' Montfaucon.' Lady Susan was dressed from 'Jane Seymour'; and all the parts were clothed in ancient habits, and with the most minute propriety.
Page 159 - She is two women, the upper and the lower. I need not tell you that the lower is gallant, and still has pretensions. The upper is very sensible, too, and has a measured eloquence that is just and pleasing, — but all is spoiled by an unrelaxed attention to applause. You would think she was always sitting for her picture to her biographer.
Page 96 - The orders for it are urgent and important business ; does not your chollar rise at hearing this ? But you think, I dare say, that I have been doing some terrible thing to deserve it, for you would not easily be brought to change so totally your opinion of any person, but I assure you I have not. I shall take care to show I am not mortified to anybody ; but if it is true that one can vex anybody with a reserved, cold manner, he shall have it, I promise him.
Page 220 - My DEAR FRIEND, — I was just going to write to you when I received your letter. I was waiting till I had got away from Concord. I should have sent you something for the " Dial " before, but I have been sick ever since I came here, rather unaccountably, — what with a cold, bronchitis, acclimation, etc., still unaccountably. I send you some verses from my journal which will help...
Page 121 - ... peace with France — a measure highly unpopular with the nation — was insulted by the King, forced to resign his office of Lord Chamberlain, and was struck out of the list of privy councillors by the King's own hand. For presuming, as peers of Parliament, to express disapprobation of the peace, the Dukes of Newcastle and Grafton and the Marquis of Rockingham were dismissed from the lordlieutenancies of their several counties, and the Duke of Devonshire, to avoid a similar affront, found it...
Page 5 - ... as I mount the throne in the midst of an expensive, but just and necessary war, I shall endeavour to prosecute it in the manner the most likely to bring on an honourable and lasting peace, in concert with my allies.
Page 5 - The loss that I and the nation have sustained by the death of the King, my grandfather, would have been severely felt at any time; but coming at so critical a juncture and so unexpected, it is by many circumstances augmented, and the weight now falling on me much increased: I feel my own Insufficiency to support it as I wish, but, animated by the tenderest affection for my native country, and depending upon the advice, experience, and abilities of your Lordships...
Page 97 - I did not cry I assure you, which I believe you will, as I know you were more set upon it than I was. The thing I am most angry at, is looking so like a fool, as I shall for having gone so often for nothing ; but I don't much care. If he was to change his mind again (which can't be...
Page 24 - ... this is not describing her, for her great beauty was a peculiarity of countenance, that made her at the same time different from & prettyer than any other girl I ever saw.
Page 96 - Mecklenburg, and that I am sure of it. There is a Council tomorrow on purpose. The orders for it are urgent and important business ; does not your chollar rise at hearing this ? But you think, I...