Letters of Mary Lepel [sic] Lady Hervey: With a Memoir and Illustrative Notes

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Page 326 - For even then, sir, even before this splendid orb was entirely set, and while the western horizon was in a blaze with his descending glory, on the opposite quarter of the heavens arose another luminary, and for his hour became lord of the ascendant.
Page 145 - A free inquiry into the miraculous powers, which are supposed to have subsisted in the Christian Church, from the earliest ages through several successive centuries.
Page 37 - What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, Prove false again? Two hundred more.
Page 115 - If the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say : if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us; They had swallowed us up quick : when they were so wrathfully displeased at us.
Page 139 - The Prince's family is an example of innocent and cheerful amusement. All this last summer they played abroad; and now, in the winter. in a large room they divert themselves at base-ball, a play all who are, or have been, schoolboys are well acquainted with.
Page 197 - Balls, masquerades, and parties for play, and suppers abound SO much that not only each night furnishes one, but many nights produce two or three. That at Lord Granville's has made a very great match. Mr. Spencer there fell in love with one of the daughters of Sir Cecil Bishop, who has a great many children, and a small estate.
Page 209 - Pulteney's were copious and wandering from the subject. Ostentatious in his person, houses, and furniture, he wanted in his expense the taste he never wanted in his conversation. Pope and Churchill treated him...
Page 308 - Bath's leaving me no little bauble, in token of remembrance, did not surprise, and consequently could not vex me. He was a most agreeable companion, and a very good-humoured man ; but I, that have known him above forty years, knew that he never thought of any one when he did not see them, nor ever cared a great deal for those he did see.
Page 14 - P. can have met with are few and slight compared to those I have experienced : I see and feel the greatness of this last in every light, but I will struggle to the utmost ; and though I know — at least I think — I can never be happy again, yet I will be as little miserable as possible, and will make use of the reason I have to soften, not to aggravate my affliction.

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