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Page 94 - HYDE. The god of wine grows jealous of his art, He only fires the head, but Hyde the heart. The queen of love looks on, and smiles to see A nymph more mighty than a deity.
Page 109 - And suckle armies, and dry-nurse the land: Till senates nod to lullabies divine, And all be sleep, as at an ode of thine.' She ceased. Then swells the chapel-royal throat: 'God save King Gibber!' mounts in every note. Familiar White's, 'God save King Colley!
Page 114 - James's .Street, and was the last who kept up the ceremonious state of the old peerage : when she went out to visit, a footman bareheaded walked on each side of her coach, and a second coach with her women attended her. I think...
Page 99 - one specimen of the class to which it belongs, of a place at which, beneath almost the same roof, and always bearing the same name, whether as coffeehouse or club, the same class of persons has congregated during more than two hundred years.
Page 81 - That respectable body, of which I have the honour of being a member, affords every evening a sight truly English. Twenty or thirty, perhaps, of the first men in the kingdom in point of fashion and fortune, supping at little tables covered with a napkin, in the middle of a coffeeroom, upon a bit of cold meat, or a sandwich, and drinking a glass of punch.
Page 106 - There was what they called a "ridotto al fresco" at Vauxhall, for which one paid half a guinea, though except some thousand more lamps, and a covered passage all round the garden, there was nothing better than on a common night.' Cf. The Man of Taste (1733): ' In Lent, if masquerades displease the town, Call 'em Ridottos, and they still go down.
Page 137 - club' as 'an assembly of good fellows meeting under certain conditions ;' and to a gentleman who expressed surprise at his frequent attendance at some of the humble city organizations of which he was so fond, he said, ' Sir, the great chair of a full and pleasant club is perhaps the throne of human felicity.' One of Johnson's earliest clubs was founded in 1748, and was...
Page 204 - D'Orsay, containing some piece of impertinence or other, had closed it with a wafer, and stamped it with something resembling the top of a thimble. The Count soon discovered who was the writer, and in a room full of company thus addressed him — " Ha ! ha ! my good Raikes, the next time you write an anonymous letter, you must not seal it with your nose...