Almack's: A Novel, Volum 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1827
 

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Pàgina 299 - 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 59 - 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 218 - ... assert their proud pre-eminence : that belle must be devoid of taste or feeling, whose vivacity -will not become more sparkling as she whirls rapidly down Regent Street, or whose eyes will not flash with greater brilliancy when she first views the countless throngs of charming loungers in fool's fair. "And you, ye knockers, that with brazen throat The welcome visitor's approach denote, All hail : ye quality of high renown, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious town ; Dandies and lady killers...
Pàgina 264 - 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 full employment. I hope you will find your card of invitation...
Pàgina 233 - 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 301 - ... 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 219 - 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 254 - What numbers, here, would, into fame advance Conscious of merit, in the coxcomb's dance ; The tavern ! park ! assembly ! mask ! and play ! Those dear destroyers of the tedious day ! That wheel of fops ! that saunter of the town ! Call it diversion, and the pill goes down.
Pàgina 265 - Then you will have the goodness to let me know as soon as you can. We had meant to have asked the Glenmores; but I find they do not come till next week. The poor little soul can kuow so few people in London, that I think it will really be a positive duty to take her up.
Pàgina 204 - This institution," said Lady Tresilian, " has now existed ten years: and six self-elected female sovereigns have, during all that time, held the keys of the great world, as St. Peter was supposed to do those of the kingdom of Heaven. These ladies decide, in a weekly committee, upon the distribution of the tickets for admission : the whole is a matter of favour, interest, or calculation ; for neither rank, distinction, nor merit of any kind will serve as a plea, unless the candidate has the good fortune...

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