Letters Written by the Late Honourable Lady Luxborough: To William Shenstone, Esq

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Page 251 - Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth A "Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown. Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere...
Page 197 - Walk; and the urn is feen from every place, Shrubbery, Terrace, Bowling-green, Long Walk, and the End of the Kitchen-garden ; which is to
Page 265 - It is entertaining enough for fuch a trifle. Fielding, you know, cannot write without humour. Peregrine Pickle I do not admire : it is by the author of Roderick Random...
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Page 262 - Son-in-law, who owe him great obligations. They take from him 18,500 livres a year in annuities in that country, and condemn him to pay 300,000 livres to the Marquis de Montmorin, his Daughter-in-law's Hufband.
Page 266 - I do not admire ; it is by the author of ' Roderick Random,' who is a lawyer ; but the thing which makes the book sell is the history of Lady V., which is introduced (in the last volume, I think), much to her ladyship's dishonour, but published by her own order, from her own memoirs, given to the author for that purpose, and by the approbation of her own lord. What was ever equal to this fact ? and how can one account for it...
Page 27 - ... she could present his Majesty with but half the usual quantity, desiring him to use economy, for they would barely serve him the year at one each night. Being thus forced by necessity to retrench, he said he would then eat two every other night, and valued himself on having mortified himself less than if he had yielded to their regulation of one each night ; which, I suppose, may be called a compromise between economy and epicurism.
Page 88 - I might live at least five hundred years in this place before one quarter of the incidents happened which are related in any one of the six volumes of Tom Jones. I have not yet read the two last; but I think as you do, that no one character yet is near so striking as Adams's in the author's other composition, and the plan seems far-fetched; but in the adventures that happen, I think he produces personages but too like those one meets...
Page 105 - ... till after his own death. The letters between P — pe and the printer, bargaining for the price, were found by Lord Marchmont, whose business it was, by P — pe's last will, to look over his papers jointly with Lord Bol — ke.
Page 297 - ... his brother-monarchs generally do. Hasten, then, your steps, for he may be soon carried off the stage of life, as the greatest must fall to the worms...

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