Correspondence ... with George Montagu ... hon. H.S. Conway [and others]. With notes now first added, Volume 1
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Page 258 - ... Garrick has produced a detestable English opera, which is crowded by all true lovers of their country. To mark the opposition to Italian operas, it is sung by some cast singers, two Italians, and a French girl, and the chapel boys ; and to regale us with sense, it is Shakspeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, which is forty times more nonsensical than the worst translation of any Italian opera-books.
Page 312 - THREE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty •, In both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two.
Page 151 - In short the whole air of our party was sufficient, as you will easily imagine, to take up the whole attention of the Gardens ; so much so, that from eleven o'clock till half an hour after one...
Page 108 - Two delightful roads, that you would call dusty, supply me continually with coaches and chaises: barges as solemn as barons of the exchequer move under my window ; Richmond Hill and Ham Walks bound my prospect; but, thank God ! the Thames is between me and the Duchess of Queensberry.
Page 109 - Dowagers, as plenty as flounders, inhabit all around ; and Pope's ghost is just now skimming under my window by a most poetical moonlight.
Page 195 - D — n the bishops," said he, (I beg miss 'Montagu's pardon,) " so they will hinder my marrying. Well, let 'em, but I'll be revenged : I'll buy two or three acres of ground, and by * * I'll underbury them all.
Page 151 - The conversation was no less lively than the whole transaction. There was a Mr. O'Brien arrived from Ireland, who would get the Duchess of Manchester from Mr. Hussey, if she were still at liberty. I took up the biggest hautboy in the dish, and said to Lady Caroline, " Madam, Miss Ashe desires you would eat this O'Brien strawberry:" she replied immediately,
Page 18 - You must not wonder if all my letters resemble dictionaries, with French on one side, and English on t'other ; I deal in nothing else at present, and talk a couple of words of each language alternately from morning till night. This has put my mouth a little out of tune at present ; but I am trying to recover the use of it, by reading the newspapers aloud at breakfast, and by chewing the title-pages of all my English books.
Page 395 - Waller says be true, that The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new Light thro
Page 50 - Great-duke; an excellent place to employ all one's animal sensations in, but utterly contrary to one's rational powers. I have struck a medal upon myself: the device is thus O, and the motto Nihilissimo, which I take in the most concise manner to contain a full account of my person, sentiments, occupations, and late glorious successes.