Almack's: A Novel ...

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J. and J. Harper, 1827 - English fiction
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Page 41 - Almack's, were the Ladies Olivia, Agnes, and Madelina Beaulieu, the daughters of the Earl of Beaulieu. It will be in the recollection of many of our readers, that their mother, the late Countess, was one of the greatest beauties of her day; the trial of Captain , for crim. con. with her Ladyship, in which many curious facts came out, is, it is said, about to be republished.
Page 3 - To that most distinguished and despotic conclave, composed of their High Mightinesses The Ladies Patronesses of the Balls at Almack's, the Rulers of Fashion, the Arbiters of Taste, the Leaders of Ton, and the Makers of Manners, whose sovereign sway over 'the world...
Page 27 - Here passes current ; paid from hand to hand, It shifts in splendid traffic round the land ; From courts to camps, to cottages it strays, And all are taught an avarice of praise ; They please, are pleased, they give to get esteem, Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.
Page 223 - Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast ; Still to be powdered, still perfumed: Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art's hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is not sound. Give me a look, give me a face; That makes simplicity a grace ; Robes loosely flowing, hair as free : Such sweet neglect more taketh me, Than all the adulteries of art ; They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Page 166 - Liquors, digest vigorously the food they sagaciously prepare, and render easily assimilable by cooking it sufficiently, — wisely contriving to get half the work of the Stomach done by Fire and Water, till " The tender morsels on the palate melt, And all the force of Cookery is felt.
Page 71 - ... of tempers and dispositions, as well as how to make use of all her acquaintances in some way or other. If she could not persuade, she could bully, which was often the easiest of the two. In short, Lady Hauton was the fashion, and, moreover, the leader of the ladies patronesses, the bold spirit who was foremost both in council and in action.
Page 160 - There is a new Institution that begins to make, and if it proceeds, will make a considerable noise. It is a club of both sexes to be erected at Almack's, on the model of that of the men of White's. Mrs. Fitzroy, Lady Pembroke, Mrs. Meynell, Lady Molyneux, Miss Pelham, and Miss Lloyd are the foundresses.
Page 236 - Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen; A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes; At every word a reputation dies. Snuff, or the fan, supply each pause of chat, With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
Page 265 - Norbury, however, on the whole did very well, at least to all outward appearance ; le dessous des cartes was not seen, and it was of little consequence if one or two, more penetrating than the rest, saw through the veil which general politeness cast over every thing and every body. Lady Norbury pronounced the party quite delightful! so perfectly exclusive ! Her ladyship seemed to feel the...
Page 80 - What would you say if I were to tell you that I was going to find you?

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