Letters from the Mountains: Being the Real Correspondence of a Lady, Between the Years 1773 and 1807

Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807

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Pàgina 62 - In such a night Did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew And saw the lion's shadow ere himself And ran dismay'd away. Lor. In such a night Stood Dido with a willow in her hand Upon the wild sea banks and waft her love To come again to Carthage.
Pàgina 54 - MacDonald, and resembles her in superior musical genius, being a distinguished composer, as well as performer on the violin. When I began to look about, the dresses and countenances of the people presented new matter of speculation. This is certainly a fine country to grow old in: I could not spare a look to the young people, so much was I engrossed in contemplating their grandmothers.
Pàgina 49 - The moment tea was done, dancing began; excellent dancers they are, and in music of various kinds they certainly excel. The floor is not yet laid but that was no impediment. People, hereabouts, when they have good ancestry, education, and manners, are so supported by the consciousness of those advantages, and the credit allowed for them, that they seem not the least disconcerted at the deficiency of the goods of fortune...
Pàgina 110 - Had you but seen these roads before they were made, You would hold up your hands, and bless General Wade.
Pàgina 75 - And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Pàgina 55 - ... the faults of their ancestors, in such blind veneration^ see much to love and revere in their parents; that others never think of. They accumulate on. these patriarchs all the virtues of their D 4 progenitors, progenitors, and think the united splendor reflects a lustre on themselves.
Pàgina 55 - ... I engrossed in contemplating their grandmothers. They preserve the form of dress worn some hundred years ago. Stately, erect, and self-satisfied, without a trace of the langour or coldness of age, they march up the area, with gaudy coloured plaids fastened about their breasts with a silver brooch, like the full moon in size and shape. They have a peculiar lively blue eye, and a fair fresh complexion. Round their heads is tied the very plain kerchief...
Pàgina 77 - ... glen so narrow, so warm, so fertile, so " overhung by mountains which seem to meet " above you — with sides so shrubby and woody ! " — the haunt of roes and numberless small birds. " They told me it was unequalled for the "chorus of 'wood-notes wild' that resounded
Pàgina 102 - Hail horrors, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor ; one who brings A mind not to be chang'd by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
Pàgina 162 - Cuyler, and his descendants are still numerous and prosperous in that country, to which prosperity my friend's wisdom and goodness contributed not a little. This Cuyler was the person who brought over the four Mohawk kings, who were mentioned by the Spectator as exciting so much wonder in England. He was introduced to Queen Anne, and had several conversations with her. She offered to knight him, but he refused, not choosing an elevation unusual in that country, which would make an invidious distinction...

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