The History of Pompey the Little: Or, The Life and Adventures of a Lap-dog

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M. Cooper, 1751 - Satire, English - 272 pages
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Page 230 - Justice, is one who sits at the same table and enjoys the conversation of the fellows. It differs from what is called a gentleman-commoner at Oxford, not only in the name but also in the greater privileges and licences indulged to the members of this order ; who do not only enjoy the conversation of the fellows, but likewise a full liberty of following their own imaginations in everything.
Page 9 - Adventures as will beft ferve hereafter to amaze and aftonim his Readers. THIS then being the Cafe, I hope the very Superiority of the Character here treated of, above the Heroes of common Romances, will procure it a favourable Reception, altho' perhaps I may fall fhort of my great Cotemporaries in the Elegance of Style, and Graces of Language.
Page 240 - Interval, which paffed between Dinner and the Hour appointed for Afternoon Tea: But as foon as the Clock ftruck Three, he tucked up his Gown, and flew with all imaginable Hafte to fome of the young Ladies above-mentioned, who all efteemed him a prodigious Genius, and were ready to laugh at his Wit before he had opened his Mouth.
Page 9 - View I may be allowed to paragon myfelf with the incomparable Writer of the Life of Cicero, in that I have defcrted the beaten Track of Biographers, and chofen a Subject worthy the Attention of polite and chflkal Readers.
Page 159 - Or you see a Booby Squire, with a Head resembling a Stone ball over a Gate-post. Now, it would be the most ridiculous Thing in Life to call such People Company. 'Tis the Want of Titles, and not the Want of Faces, that makes a Place empty.' " There are indications, which I think have escaped the notice of Goldsmith's editors, that the author of the Citizen of the World condescended to take some of his ideas from Pompey the Little. In Count Tag, the impoverished little fop who fancies himself a man...
Page 240 - In these agreeable visits he remained till the time of evening chapel, after which supper succeeded, to find him fresh employment, from whence he repaired to the coffee-house, and then to some engagement at a friend's room for the remaining part of the evening. By this account of his day's transactions the reader will see how very impossible it was for him to find leisure for study in the midst of so many important avocations, yet, notwithstanding this great variety of business...
Page 5 - Tynans firft took the Hint of the purple Manufacture, and to this lucky Event our fine Gentlemen of the Army are indebted for the fcarlct, with which they fubdue the Hearts of fo many fair Ladies. BUT nothing can give us a more exalted Idea of thefe...
Page 7 - James, of pious and immortal memory likewise, was distinguished for the same attachment to these four-footed worthies; and 'tis reported of him, that being once in a dangerous storm at sea, and obliged to quit the ship for his life, he roar'd aloud with a most vehement voice, as his principal concern, "to save the dogs and colonel Churchill'".
Page 213 - ... now lying upon it the first act of a comedy, a pair of yellow stays, two political pamphlets, a plate of bread and butter, three dirty night-caps, and a volume of miscellaneous poems. The lady of the house was drowning a neck of mutton in meagre soup, and their two daughters sat in the window mending their father's brown stockings with blue worsted ; such was the mansion of Mr.
Page 2 - HISTORY ef too large and voluminous for the Patience of any modern Reader. But as the Politicians of the Age, and Men of Gravity may be apt to ccnfure me for mifpending my Time in writing the...

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