Personal memoirs: or, Reminiscences of men and manners at home and abroad, during the last half century. With occasional sketches of the author's life; being fragments from the portfolio of Pryse Lockhart Gordon ...

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H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1830 - Great Britain
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Page 102 - The Spanish fleet thou canst not see — because — It is not yet in sight !
Page 336 - ... her lord. At this time there arrived at the York House Mr. Pryse Gordon, whose memoirs we know. Mr. Coates himself was staying at number ** Gay Street, but was in the habit of breakfasting daily at the York House, where he attracted Mr. Gordon's attention by "rehearsing passages from Shakespeare, with a tone and gesture extremely striking both to the eye and the ear.
Page 455 - So much so," replied the doctor, " that I will stake my character as a prophet on it, and therefore I beg you will take a memorandum of it." The gentleman immediately noted it in his pocket-book ; and it so happened, that on that very day we had an account of its surrender to the British arms. A...
Page 210 - It was presented to her; she took it into her fair hand covered with rings, and looking at the encrusted Jacobin blood, kissed it and handed it to the hero of the Nile ! Had I not been an eye-witness to this disgraceful act, I would not have ventured to relate it.
Page 343 - I met at a supper-party, to which Miss Phillips had also been invited. This celebrated actor complimented her in the most flattering manner on her talents, advising her to study her profession, and to assume a higher walk in comedy than playing Romps; and success, he said, would be certain. On her return to Dublin, her salary was raised to three guineas a week.
Page 201 - HAMILTON. 201 sang-froid, the Cavaliere retired, but shortly returned, entering by a porte battante, and on his arm or rather his shoulder was leaning the interesting Melpomene, her raven tresses floating round her expansive form and full bosom. What a model for a Roman matron ! but alas ! poor Emma was indisposed, "dying," she said, " of chagrin for the loss of her beloved Naples...
Page 267 - I calculated that he finished a bottle of alcohol, two of Trinity ale, six of claret, besides the lighter sort of wines, of which I could take no account; he also emptied a half-pound canister of snuff, and during the first night smoked a bundle of segars : Previous to this exhihition, I had always considered the powers of man as limited to a certain extent.
Page 337 - I am ready and willing," he replied, "to play 'Romeo' to a Bath audience, if the manager will get up the play and give me a good 'Juliet ;' my costume is superb and adorned with diamonds, but I have not the advantage of knowing the manager, Dimonds." Pleased by the stranger's ready wit, Mr. Gordon scribbled a note of introduction to Dimonds there and then. So soon as he had "discussed a brace of muffins and so many eggs...
Page 211 - Than beauty brought to unworthy wretchedness, Through envy's snares, or fortune's freaks unkind. I, whether lately through her brightness blind, Or through allegiance and fast fealty, Which I do owe to all womankind, Feel my heart pierced with so great agony, When such I see, that all for pity I could die.
Page 281 - ... his reckoning and retired. My brother, who knew his man well, though not a little astonished, determined to attend to the invitation, and at the hour fixed repaired to the church, where he found the Professor and the fair widow attended by a female friend, with the parson and his clerk. The licence being produced, the ceremony (a very short one) took place, when the parties separated, the bride and her friend retiring by one door, and Porson and his man by another. It appeared that the alliance...

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