Letters from an English Traveller, Volume 1

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Page 173 - The Connexion of the Roman, Saxon, and English Coins; deducing the Antiquities, Customs, and Manners, of each People to modern Times ; particularly the Origin of Feudal Tenures, and of Parliaments; illustrated throughout with Critical and Historical Remarks on. various Authors, both Sacred and Profane.
Page 27 - But, when the blast of war blows in our ears. Let us be tigers in our fierce deportment. For me, the ransom of my bold attempt Shall be this body on the earth's cold face ; But, if we thrive, the glory of the action The meanest soldier here shall share his part of.
Page 17 - The whole wardrobe confifted of two blue coats, faced with red, the lining of one a little torn ; — two yellow waiftcoats, a good deal foiled with Spanifh fnuff; — three pair of yellow breeches, and a fuit of blue velvet, embroidered with filver, for grand occafions. I imagined at firft, that the man had got a few of the King's old clothes, and kept them here to amufe ftrangers ; but, upon enquiry, I was affured, that what I have...
Page 173 - Some Account of the Alien Priories, and of fuch Lands as they are known to. have pofleffed in England and Wales, 1779, 2 vols.
Page 76 - Hill more itriking in the women. You will often fay, " There " is a woman who might well be the mother of a Gracchus, and ' there is another who might produce a Sylla...
Page 71 - Magnificence, hypocrify, and fadnefs, reign here : the number of fine palaces, of beautiful churches, of fuperb fountains, of treafures of art, and venerable remains of antiquity, give an air of grandeur to Rome which is not found in any other country. < The want of public entertainments, the little population in proportion to the extent of the city, and its...
Page 160 - Swift fell down on his knees, For God's sake, madam, don't say so in England ; they will certainly tax it.
Page 173 - Topography, or an Hiftorical Account of what has been done for illuftrating the Topographical Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 vols.
Page 71 - Romans affeft, and the general drefs of the country, which is black. The habit of an Abbe is the court drefs ; and as it is alfo the cheapeft, every one wears it. ' Every court is the abode of...
Page 85 - Ro~ tonda as a work of antiquity never to be paralleled, faid, That he would not only build a dome equally large, but build it in the air ; and he afterwards made his affertion good.

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