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" It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. "
Outlines of Rhetoric: Embodied in Rules, Illustrative Examples, and a ... - Page 290
by John Franklin Genung - 1893 - 342 pages
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The life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and impartial account of ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...pitch by the misfortunes of its object. ' It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Oueen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles ; and...horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in, — glittering like the morning * State Trials, vol. ii. p. 360, 363. star,...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...\ ' It is now sixteen or Seventeen years since I saw the Oueen of France, then the Dan^>* phiness, at Versailles ; and surely never lighted on this orb,...horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in, — glittering like the morning * State Trials, vol. ii, p. 360, 363. star,...
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The Port Folio

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...Burke's use of this figure in his celebrated description of the queen of France is of a similar nature: " It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the eleyated sphere she just began to moves in ; glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendor,...
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The Port Folio

Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1809
...curiosity to see the royal family and particularly the queen, who was then, as Mr. Burke describes her, just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she was beginning to move in — a sad change has taken place; the pomp of royalty is fled, and all is...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 46

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, William Empson, Macvey Napier, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1827
...celebrated comparison of the Queen of France, though going to the verge of chaste style, hardly passes it. ' And surely, never ' lighted on this orb, which she...decorating < and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in — ' glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, ' and joy.'...
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Memoirs of Maria Antoinetta, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of ..., Volume 1

Joseph Weber - 1805
...within it which possesses mine : " It is now," said the immortal Burke, in 1790, "sixteen or eighteen years since I saw the " Queen of France, then the...just above " the horizon, decorating and cheering the ele" vated sphere she just began to move in — glit" tering like the morning star, full of life, and...
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Memoirs of Maria Antoinetta ... queen of France and Navarre, tr. by R.C. Dallas

Joseph Weber - 1805
...within it which possesses mine : " It is now," said the immortal Burke, in 1790, "sixteen or eighteen years since I saw the " Queen of France, then the...which she hardly seemed to touch, a " more delightful vision—I saw her just above " the horizon, decorating and cheering the elc" vated sphere she just...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1807
...save herself from the last disgrace; and that, if she must fall, she will fall by no ignoble hand. It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began tomove in, — glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh...
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American Lady's Preceptor: A Compilation of Observations, Essays, and ...

Women - 1811 - 300 pages
...deposited, and consumed in the same manner. Mr. Burke's animated description of the late Queen . of France. IT is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in — glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh!...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...conquer —or die ! . SECTION II. Eulogium of Antoinette, the late Queen of France. IT is now sixteen-or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then...decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she had just began to move in,— —glittering like the morning star ; full of life, and splendor, and joy. Oh...
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