Almack's: A Novel, Volum 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1827
 

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Pàgina 305 - Oh, how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, Oh, how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! X.
Pàgina 61 - 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.
Pàgina 251 - It will be in the recollection of many of our readers, that...
Pàgina 239 - Others on earth o'er human race preside, Watch all their ways, and all their actions guide : Of these the chief the care of nations own, And guard with arms divine the British throne. " Our humbler province is to tend the fair, Not a less pleasing, though less glorious care; To save the powder from too rude a gale, Nor let the...
Pàgina 325 - What would you say if I were to tell you that I was going to find you?
Pàgina 307 - ... 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.
Pàgina 270 - Very well, my lady !" said Charles, and withdrew immediately. " I beg your pardon," said Lady Birmingham, at last addressing her guests ; " but, in so large an establishment as mine, I find that it is absolutely necessary to keep each attendant in his particular sphere. In England, I believe, we have many more servants than people have on the Continent, Madame de Wallestein. I dare say you will be surprised to hear that I have six footmen in fall employment.
Pàgina 230 - Spadille, odd trick, pam, basto, king and queen. And you, ye knockers, that with brazen throat, The welcome visitor's approach denote, Farewell ! All quality of high renown, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious town, Farewell ! your revels I partake no more, And Lady Teazle's occupation 's o'er...
Pàgina 223 - Or e'en imaginary worth obtains, 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 pleas'd, they give to get esteem, Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.
Pàgina 231 - 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 pleas'd, they give to get esteem, Till, seeming bless'd, they grow to what they seem.

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