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affairs afterwards allowed already answer appeared Atterbury authority became Bill Bishop Bolingbroke brought called carried cause CHAP character Commons continued Court Coxe's death Duke duty Earl England English expected fact favour foreign formed former France friends George Gibraltar Government hand Hanover honour hope Horace Walpole House immediately influence interest Italy Jacobites James King King's Lady least less letter Lord March measure mind minister never object observed obtained occasion once Opposition Paris Parliament Parma party passed perhaps period persons present Pretender Prince proceeded promise proposed Pulteney Queen raised reason received restoration Royal says scarcely scheme Second Secretary seems sent Sir Robert soon South Sea Spain Spanish speech spirit Stanhope taken thing thought took Townshend turned usual Walpole whole wished writes XVII
Side 333 - ... their manner of writing is very peculiar, being neither from the left to the right, like the Europeans ; nor from the right to the left, like the Arabians ; nor from up to down, like the Chinese ; but aslant, from one corner of the paper to the other, like ladies in England.
Side xxxiv - ... talked to him as if he had been really present, and answered my own questions in my lord's voice as nearly as I could imitate it. I walked up and down, as if we were conversing together, till I thought they had time enough thoroughly to clear themselves of the guards. I then thought proper to make off also. I opened the door, and stood half in it, that those in the outward chamber might hear what I said ; but held it so close, that they could not look in. I bid my lord a formal farewell for that...
Side 93 - that were lean, or shorn, or scabby, I would be " none of his customer. I have heard of a man who " had a mind to sell his house, and therefore carried " a piece of brick in his pocket, which he showed " as a pattern, to encourage purchasers ; and this " is directly the case in point with Mr. Wood's
Side 315 - The truth is, that the spectators are always in their senses, and know, from the first act to the last, that the stage is only a stage, and that the players are only players.
Side 333 - I shall say but little at present of their Learning, which for many Ages hath flourished in all its Branches among them : But their manner of Writing is very peculiar, being neither from the Left to the Right, like the Europeans ; nor from the Right to the Left, like the Arabians ; nor from up to down, like the Chinese , nor from down to up, like the Cascagians ; but aslant from one Corner of the Paper to the other, like Ladies in England.
Side 187 - That it is an indignity to , and a breach of the privilege of this house , for any person to presume to give, in written or printed newspapers, any account or minutes of the debates, or other proceedings of this house or of any committee thereof; and that upon discovery of the outhors , etc. this house will proceed against the offenders with the utmost severity.
Side 323 - I don't know how it is, but she said very right : there is something in Spenser that pleases one as strongly in one's old age, as it did in one's youth. I read the Faerie Queene, when I was about twelve, with infinite delight; and I think it gave me as much, when I read it over about a year or two ago.
Side 171 - And sensible soft melancholy. "Has she no faults then, (Envy says) Sir?" Yes, she has one, I must aver; When all the world conspires to praise her, The woman's deaf, and does not hear.
Side 368 - An't please your worship, they have convarted my wife. Till she went among them, she had such a tongue; and now she is as quiet as a lamb.' ' Carry them back, carry them back,' replied the Justice, ' and let them convert all the scolds in the town.
Side 60 - The plots, in that kingdom, are usually the workmanship of those persons who desire to raise their own characters of profound politicians; to restore new vigour to a crazy administration; to stifle or divert general discontents; to fill their coffers with forfeitures; and raise, or sink the opinion of public credit, as either shall best answer their private advantage.