Letters of the Late Lord Lyttleton

Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1806 - 244 páginas
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Página 92 - They were orators indeed, and no man who has a soul can read their orations, after the revolution of so many ages, after the extinction of the governments and of the people for whom they were composed, without feeling, at this hour, the passions they were designed to move, and the spirit they were designed to raise.
Página 25 - For mine own good, All causes shall give way : I am in blood Stept in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er.
Página 65 - ... woman, and of very pleasing manners ; not young, indeed, but that is out of the question : and, in spite of all these encouragements, which, one would think, might make wits spring out of the ground, the conversations of her house are too often critical and pedantic, something between the dulness and the pertness of learning. They are perfectly chaste, and generally instructive ; but a cool and quiet observer would sometimes laugh to see how difficult a matter it is for la belle presidents to...
Página 75 - ... sportsmen awake long after their usual hour. At length, however, wearied nature could be charmed no more, and the company began to steal away by degrees to their repose. On his observing the society diminish, he discovered manifest signs of uneasiness; he therefore gave new force to- his spirits, and new charms to his conversation, in order to detain the remaining few some time longer. This had some little effect; but the period could not be long delayed when he was to be conducted to his chamber....
Página 90 - His words have sometimes frozen my young blood into stagnation, and sometimes made it pace in such a hurry through my veins, that I could scarce support it.
Página 185 - ... of self-murder. It is a treatise on the Ganglions of the Nerves, by a Dr. Johnstone, a physician in my neighbourhood. It is written with the pen of a scholar, and possesses throughout a most perspicuous ingenuity. This gentleman attended my father in his last illness ; and was not only his physician, but his confessor.
Página 50 - I shall now have it in my power to look down on those who have pretended to disdain me; my coronet shall glitter scorn at them, and insult their low souls to the extreme of mortification. I have received a letter from that dirty parasite - , full of condolence and congratulation, with a my lord in every line.
Página 86 - ... and I dared not venture to trust him. The testamentary arrangement which appointed him to the honourable labours of an editor...
Página 4 - I thought it would not be an useless precaution to let down the window-curtains also ; and, during the performance of that ceremony, some lively music, which struck up in the street, caught my attention, and gave a sudden flirt to all my devout ideas ; so I girded on my sword, and went to the Little Theatre in the Haymarket, where Mrs. Cole and the Reverend Dr. Squintum soon put me out of humour with praying, and into humour with myself.
Página 90 - Millions of flaming swords, drawn from the thighs Of mighty Cherubim ; the sudden blaze Far round illumined Hell. Highly they raged Against the Highest, and fierce with grasped arms Clashed on their sounding shields the din of war, Hurling defiance toward the vault of Heaven.

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