Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, (1778-1840)


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Side 110 - His virtues walked their narrow round, Nor made a pause, nor left a void; And sure the eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd.
Side 111 - Small joints, I believe, they manage with a string, and larger are done at the tavern. I have some thoughts (with a profound gravity) of buying a jack, because I think a jack is some credit to a house.
Side iv - If she recorded with minute diligence all the compliments, delicate and coarse, which she heard wherever she turned, she recorded them for the eyes of two or three persons who had loved her from infancy, who had loved her in obscurity, and to whom her fame gave the purest and most exquisite delight. Nothing can be more unjust than to confound these outpourings of a kind heart, sure of perfect sympathy, with the egotism of a blue-stocking, who prates to all who come near her about her own novel or...
Side 507 - ... from constantly thinking of and imitating Dr. Johnson, whose own solemnity, nevertheless, far from mock, was the result of pensive rumination. There was, also, something slouching in the gait and dress of Mr. Boswell, that wore an air, ridiculously enough, of purporting to personify the same model.
Side 52 - But though we were some time together, and though she was so very civil, she did not hint at my book, and I love her much more than ever for her delicacy in avoiding a subject which she could not but see would have greatly embarrassed me. When we returned to the music-room, we found Miss Thrale was with my father.
Side 111 - Why, I don't rightly remember, but we could spare her very well from us. Poll is a stupid slut ; I had some hopes of her at first ; but when I talked...
Side 185 - I was pleased with her in all respects. She is much more lively and agreeable than I had any idea of finding her ; she was very gay, and very unaffected, and totally free from airs of any kind.
Side 485 - Mrs. Thrale went early to town, to meet all the executors, and Mr. Barclay, the Quaker,* who was the bidder. She was in great agitation of mind, and told me if all went well she would wave a white pocket-handkerchief out of the coach window.
Side 128 - Why, madam, you often provoke me to say severe things, by unreasonable commendation. If you would not call for my praise, I would not give you my censure ; but it constantly moves my indignation to be applied to, to speak well of a thing which I think contemptible.
Side 510 - I'll tell you! — if you will walk with me into the paddock : only let us wait till the table is cleared ; or I shall be taken for a Brangton, too ! " They soon went off together ; and Mr.

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