London Characters: Or, Fashions and Customs, of the Present Century, Volume 1

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booksellers in Bondstreet, 1809 - London (England) - 3 pages

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Page 68 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Page 235 - I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice...
Page 282 - Come per acqua o per cristallo intero Trapassa il raggio, e nol divide o parte, Per .entro il chiuso manto osa il pensiero...
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