Memoirs of Sir James Campbell ...

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H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1832
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Page 24 - His serene highness further orders it to be declared to Lieutenant-General the Marquis of Granby, that he is persuaded that, if he had had the good fortune to have had him at the head of the cavalry of the right wing, his presence would have greatly contributed to make the decision of that day more complete and more brilliant.
Page 191 - Être craint à la fois et désiré partout, Voilà ma destinée et mon unique goût. Quant aux amis, crois-moi, ce vain nom qu'on se donne Se prend chez tout le monde, et n'est vrai chez personne : J'en ai mille, et pas un. Veux-tu que, limité Au petit cercle obscur d'une société, J'aille m'ensevelir dans quelque coterie?
Page 69 - I had heard on the right of our line. I have already mentioned that the English cavalry did wonders on this occasion. They thought themselves, perhaps, in some measure, defrauded of their share of the glory of Minden, and panted for an opportunity of signalizing themselves ; nor did any thing arise to cool the ardour of the troops, in the bearing of their commanders, General Mostyn and the Marquis of Granby.
Page 188 - The prince, on producing it, begged to be shewn into a darkened room, where, on drawing his hand across the fur, it produced so much electrical fire, that it was possible to read by it. This was ascribed to the extreme closeness or thickness with which the hair was set on the skin. In return for these princely gifts, Voltaire had his portrait drawn by my friend...
Page 69 - As soon as I was so far recovered as to be able to sit at the window at home, I began to draw designs upon the wood of the fables and vignettes ; and to me this was a most delightful task. In impatiently pushing forward to get to press with the publication, I availed myself of the help of my pupils — my son, William Harvey, and William Temple...
Page 185 - ... was as he would have it. He then cut it up and sent a part of it to me, (Sir James ;) I sent it away without eating of it, and on his asking the reason, / told him the true one, without any circumlocution, that in carving the partridge, he had used a fork which had just been in his own mouth.
Page 18 - It was my happiness in my early youth to enjoy the privilege of his acquaintance and correspondence; and now, after the lapse of more than fifty years, I can truly say, that, in the course of a long life, I have never known an individual of a character more elevated and chivalric, acting according to a purer standard of morals, imbued with a higher sense of honor, and uniting more intimately the qualities of the gentleman, the soldier, the scholar, and the Christian.
Page 186 - When at Geneva, I was invited to Ferney, to assist at the presentation of the Prince Dolgouroukie, a young man of very high rank in Russia, who came to Voltaire at the head of a deputation from the Empress Catharine the Second, than whom, perhaps, no one has ever been more anxious as to what should be said of her by the world. Voltaire had contributed to foster, at the same time that he gratified, this passion, by writing a great deal in the empress's praise ; and the presents which were brought...
Page 184 - He then proceeded to cut it up, and sent a part of it to me. I sent it away without eating of it; and, on his asking the reason, I told him the true one, without any circumlocution, that in carving the partridge, he had used a fork which had just been in his own mouth.
Page 259 - The conversation, to my great relief, became general, even before the cloth was removed. It seemed to be a favourite object with several of the members to bring out the peculiar vein of Dr. Goldsmith. About this period he had produced " The Good Natured Man," and other successful comedies. Mr. Foote observed to him, that he wondered to see Goldsmith writing such stuff as these, after immortalizing his name by pieces so inimitable as "The Traveller,

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