Handy Guide to Brighton

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Page 28 - Adonis in Loveliness, was a corpulent gentleman of fifty ! In short, that this delightful, blissful, wise, pleasurable, honourable, virtuous, true, and immortal PRINCE, was a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...
Page 83 - Which glorious act of his for Church and State, Eight princes in one day did gratulate — Professing all to him in debt to bee, As all the world are to his memory. Since earth could not reward the worth him given, He now receives it from the King of Heaven. In the same chest one jewel more you have, The partner of his virtues, bed, and grave.
Page 28 - Protector of the arts' had named a wretched foreigner his historical painter, in disparagement or in ignorance of the merits of his own countrymen! — that this 'Maecenas of the age' patronised not a single deserving writer! — that this 'Breather of eloquence' could not say a few decent extempore words, if we are to judge, at least, from what he said to his regiment on its embarkation for Portugal! — that this 'Conqueror of hearts' was the disappointer of hopes!
Page 83 - Regiment of Foot, In different parts of Europe, And in the year 1745, fought under the command Of the Duke of Cumberland, At the Battle of Fontenoy, Where she received a Bayonet Wound in her arm. Her long life, which commenced in the...
Page 24 - There never was anything like the quantity of trinkets and trash that they found. He had never given away or parted with anything. There was a prodigious quantity of hair — women's hair — of all colours and lengths, some locks with the powder and pomatum still sticking to them, heaps of women's gloves, gages d...
Page 23 - Sir, had you not better have a glass of water ?' — upon which he, much out of humour, said, with an oath, ' No ; I will go directly to the queen,
Page 144 - Sussex men, that dwell upon the shore, Look out when storms arise, and billows roar, Devoutly praying, with uplifted hands, That some well-laden ship may strike the sands, To whose rich cargo they may make pretence...
Page 44 - O'er intervening flowers to move! And as we read the names unknown Of young and old to judgment gone, And hear in the calm air above Time onwards softly flying...

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