The First Duchess of Newcastle and Her Husband as Figures in Literary History, Volume 4

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Ginn, 1918 - England - 335 pages
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Page 126 - As for witches, I think not that their witchcraft is any real power; but yet that they are justly punished for the false belief they have that they can do such mischief, joined with their purpose to do it if they can; their trade being nearer to a new religion than to a craft or science.
Page 252 - folio : — what but the mere spirit of contradiction, and childish love of getting the better of thy friend ? — Then, worst cut of all! to transport it with thee to the Gallican land — Unworthy land to harbor such a sweetness, A virtue in which all ennobling thoughts dwelt, Pure thoughts, kind thoughts, high thoughts, her sex's wonder.
Page 71 - Dutchess was a wise, wittie and Learned Lady, which her many Books do well testifie; she was a most Virtuous and a Loveing and carefull wife and was with her Lord all the time of his banishment and miseries and when he came home, never parted from him in his solitary retirement.
Page 251 - to be so importunate to carry off with thee, in spite of tears and adjurations to thee to forbear, the Letters of that princely woman, the thrice noble Margaret Newcastle ? — knowing at the time, and knowing that I knew also, thou most assuredly wouldst never turn over one leaf of the illustrious
Page 295 - Queene, the King having been with her yesterday, to make her a visit since her coming to town. The whole story of this lady is a romance, and all she does is romantick. Her footmen in velvet coats, and herself in an antique dress, as they say; and was the other day at her own play, The
Page 85 - So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 2
Page 6 - Stayed at home, reading the ridiculous History of my Lord Newcastle, wrote by his wife, which shews her to be a mad, conceited, ridiculous woman, and he an asse to suffer her to write what she writes to him and of him.
Page 307 - Doctor, where am I to find a place for bating at in the way up to that planet? " " Madam," he replied, " of all the people in the world, I never expected that question from you, who have built so many castles in the air, that you may lie every night in one of your own.
Page 297 - of her extravagancies, with her velvet-cap, her hair about her ears; many black patches, because of pimples about her mouth; naked-necked, without anything about it, and a black just-au-corps. She seemed to me a very comely woman: but I hope to see more of her on May-day.
Page 151 - It is the most entire piece of mirth, a complete farce from one end to the other, that certainly was ever writ. I never laughed so in all my life. I laughed till my head ached all the evening and night with the laughing; and at very good wit therein, not fooling";

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