History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles: 1713-1783, Volume 2

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Page 336 - ... 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.
Page 262 - the same proscribed man, surrounded with difficulties, exposed to mortifications, and unable to take any share in the service, but that which I have taken hitherto, and which, I think, you would not persuade me to take in the present state of things. My part is over, and he who remains on the stage after his part is over, deserves to be hissed off.
Page 336 - 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.
Page 94 - ... in good gold and silver, must be given for trash, that will not be worth above eight or nine thousand pounds real value.
Page 95 - ... without suffering me to see them before he was paid, or giving me good security to restore my money for those 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 assay.
Page 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.
Page 325 - 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.
Page 372 - 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.
Page 169 - 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.
Page 301 - The gracious Prince, so far from attempting an apology, spoke not a word to his mother ; but on her retreat gave her his hand, led her into the street to her coach — still dumb ! — but a crowd being assembled at the gate, he kneeled down in the dirt, and humbly kissed her Majesty's hand. Her indignation must have shrunk into contempt.

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