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Сторінка 466 - How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away!
Сторінка 71 - Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your kind present of game. If there is a pure and elevated pleasure in this world, it is the roast pheasant and bread sauce — barn door fowls for dissenters, but for the real churchman, the thirty-nine times articled clerk — the pheasant, the pheasant ! ' Ever yours,
Сторінка 250 - Abraham delivered unto his servants bracelets and ear-rings of gold. The form of the ring being circular, that is, round and without end, importeth thus much, that their mutual love and hearty affection should roundly flow from the one to the other as in a circle, and that continually and for ever.
Сторінка 316 - I comprehend all fine gentlemen too, not knowing in truth where else to place them properly) is vastly obliged, or vastly offended, vastly glad, or vastly sorry. Large objects are vastly great;, small ones are vastly little ; and I had lately the pleasure to hear a fine woman pronounce, by a happy metonymy, a very small gold snuff-box that was produced in company to be vastly pretty, because it was so vastly little.
Сторінка 315 - Laureate in one of his comedies. Some inattentive and undiscerning people have, I know, taken it to be a term synonymous with coquetry ; but I lay hold of this opportunity to undeceive them, and eventually to inform Mr. Johnson, that flirtation is short of coquetry, and intimates only the first hints of approximation, which subsequent coquetry may reduce to those preliminary articles, that commonly end in a definitive treaty.
Сторінка 376 - ... were ancient custom, and venerable authority, and the opinions and feelings of respected and beloved friends, urging him to remain in the former ways ; while on the other were a careful conscience and deepening convictions of truth, commanding him to depart from them. He communicated his difficulties to those of his friends with whom he was most intimate. He would come into their houses, and say, " I must leave you. Much as I love you, I must leave you. I cannot conscientiously perform the service...
Сторінка 111 - ... it would not as well become the state of the chamber to have easye quilted and lyned forms and stools for the lords and ladyes to sit on...
Сторінка 421 - And indeed happy is it for society that men have commonly such repositories for their ill-humours; for I can truly assert, that the easiest, the best-natured, and the most entertaining man I know out of his own house, is the most tyrannical master, brother, husband, and father, in the whole world...
Сторінка 251 - ... more precious, when you shall it wear : So my love's nature you shall understand. Is it of metal pure? so you shall prove My love, which ne'er disloyal thought did stain.
Сторінка 29 - HILL 1 857] voice was just as friendly — ay, and if possible, more winning still. He was now in the prime of manhood, in his forty-fifth year; full of youth and life and eloquence, and rich in a rare humour that glowed with kindliness. I know not how to describe him better than...

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