The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha, Lady Stanley: With Extracts from Sir John Stanley's 'Pręterita'.

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1899 - England - 461 pages
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Consists chiefly of letters to and from Lady Stanley, 1796-1850.

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Page 406 - Twill be found in the Sphere when 'tis riven asunder, Be seen in the lightning and heard in the thunder. 'Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath ; Attends at his birth and assists him in death ; Presides o'er his happiness, honour and health ; Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth.
Page 406 - Twas muttered in Hell, And echo caught faintly The sound as it fell. On the confines of earth 'Twas permitted to rest, And the depths of the ocean Its presence confessed.
Page 406 - Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath, Attends him at birth, and awaits him in death, Presides o'er his happiness, honor, and health, Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth. In the heaps of the miser 'tis hoarded with care, But is sure to be lost on his prodigal heir.
Page 406 - tis hoarded with care, But is sure to be lost in his prodigal heir. Without it the soldier and sailor may roam, But woe to the wretch who expels it from home. In the whispers of conscience its voice will be found, Nor e'er in the whirlwind of passion be drowned.
Page 271 - ... concluded from his silence, that he either is, or ought to be, dead. The only objection that I can foresee, is the assurance that Mr. G himself read the article as he was eating his breakfast, and laughed very heartily at the mistake of his brother historian ; but as he might be desirous of concealing that unpleasant event, we shall not insist on his apparent health and spirits, which might be affected by that subtle politician. He affirms, however, not only that he is alive, and was so on the...
Page 20 - ... which perished with her. Her corpse was put into a cellar of the castle — all inquiry stifled upon the spot, and being obnoxious to Catherine no appeal to her justice was made. Nothing was done in Paul's time, nor in Alexander's, nor in short till a few years back, when the Prince of Oldenburg, nearly related to the deceased, came expressly to Castle Lode. Owing to the quality of the atmosphere the body was found in a state of preservation, which left no doubt as to the cause of her death,...
Page 319 - ... not where, perhaps to the parish, she had indignantly fled into the country. By this day's post I expect an official confirmation from Lord S., and as he will probably reach you as soon as this letter, the communication will inform him of my intended motions. You will admire the triumphant Maria, and your observation will soon discern whether it will be easy to brush the powder out of her hair, and the world out of her heart, or to shut her eyes after they have been once opened to the light of...
Page 23 - I did think and dream of her day and night at Brunswick, and for a year afterwards. . . . I saw her for hours three or four times a week, but as a star out of my reach.
Page 406 - Ajtropon of Venice and of my Lord Byron and of the letter H, I do give it under my hand and seal this 12th day of February, 1819, that to the best of my belief the enigma of the letter H was composed, not by the Right Honble. George Lord Byron, but by me [signed] Cath. Maria Fanshawe.

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