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Page 124 - ... you have made my system as clear as I ought to have done and could not. It is indeed the same system as mine but illustrated with a ray of your own, as they say our natural body is the same still when it is glorified. I am sure I like it better than I did before, and so will every man else. I know I meant just what you explain, but I did not explain my own meaning so well as you. You understand me as well as I do myself, but you express me better than I could express myself.
Page 281 - I could wish you tried something in the descriptive way on any subject you please, mixed with vision and moral; like pieces of the old provenjal poets, which abound with fancy, and are the most amusing scenes in nature. There are three or four of this kind in Chaucer admirable: " the Flower and the Leaf" every body has been delighted with.
Page 11 - ... but envying or admiring, your grace. I dislike nothing in your letter but an affected apology for bad writing, bad spelling, and a bad pen; which you pretend Mr Gay found fault with; Wherein you affront Mr Gay, you affront me, and you affront yourself. False spelling is only excusable in a chambermaid, for I would not pardon it in any of your waiting-women.
Page 42 - I recover this lameness, and live long enough to see you either here or there. I forget again to tell you that the Scheme of paying Debts by a Tax on Vices is not one syllable mine,1 but of a young clergyman whom I countenance.
Page 17 - The Duchess of Marlborough makes great court to me; but I am too old for her, mind and body...
Page 95 - It was I began with the petition to you of Orna me, and now you come like an unfair merchant to charge me with being in your debt ; which by your way of reckoning I...
Page 88 - I have left is to walk and ride ; the first I can do tolerably : but the latter, for want of good weather at this season, is seldom in my power ; and having not an ounce of flesh about me, my skin come off in ten miles riding, because my skin and bone cannot agree together.
Page 52 - I will not render them less important, or less interesting, by sparing vice and folly, or by betraying the cause of truth and virtue. I will take care they shall be such, as no man can be angry at but the persons I would have angry.
Page 48 - I think of more than mortality, and what you mention of collecting the best monuments we can of our friends, their own images in their writings : (for those are the best, when their minds are such as Mr. Gay's was, and as yours is.) I am preparing also for my own; and have nothing so much at heart, as to shew the silly world that men of Wit, or even Poets, may be the most moral of mankind.
Page 187 - I found my Lord Peterborough on his couch, where he gave me an account of the excessive sufferings he had passed through, with a weak voice, but spirited. He talked of nothing but the great amendment of his condition, and of finishing the buildings and gardens for his best friend to enjoy after him ; that he had one care more, when he went into France, which was, to give a true account to posterity of some parts of history in Queen Anne's reign, which...