The Works, of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams ...: From the Originals in the Possession of His Grandson the Right Hon. the Earl of Essex [and Others], Band 1

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Seite 239 - Wales, his chief passion was women; but like the rest of his race, beauty was not a necessary ingredient. Miss • • « * whom he had debauched without loving, and who had been debauched without loving him, so well as either Lord Harrington or Lord Hervey, who both pretended to her first favours, had no other charms than being a maid of honour, who was willing to cease to be so upon the first opportunity.
Seite 86 - There were Chesterfield and Fanny, In that eternal whisper which begun Ten years ago, and never will be done; For though you know he sees her every day, Still he has ever something new to say.
Seite 75 - There are many sentiments in the character of Lady Betty Modish that I may almost say were originally her own, or only dressed with a little more care than when they negligently fell from her lively humor.
Seite 89 - Her breaking face foretold her breaking heart. At Leicester House her passion first began, And Nanty Lowther was a pretty man : But when the Princess did to Kew remove, She could not bear the absence of her love : Away she flew...
Seite 124 - TO SIR HANS SLOANE,* WHO SAVED HIS LIFE, AND DESIRED HIM TO SEND OVER ALL THE RARITIES HE COULD FIND IN HIS TRAVELS. SINCE you, dear Doctor, sav'd my life, To bless by turns, and plague, my wife ; * Sir Hans Sloane was a native of the county of Down, and was born...
Seite 243 - White's we'll move th' expensive scene, And steal away to Richmond Green: There, free from noise and riot, Polly each morn shall fill our tea, Spread bread and butter, and then we Each night get drunk in quiet. Unless perchance Earl Leicester comes, As noisy as a dozen drums, And makes a horrid pother : Else might we quiet sit and quaff, And gently chat, and gayly laugh At this, and that, and t'other. Bradshaw shall settle what's to pay, Adjust accounts by Algebra : I always order dinner : Bradshaw,...
Seite 77 - His hat's well cock'd, his perriwig's well dress'd : He rolls his stockings still, white gloves he wears, And in the boxes with the beaux appears ; His eyes through wrinkled corners cast their rays ; Still he bows graceful, still soft things he says : And still rememb'ring that he once was young, He strains his crippled knees, and struts along.
Seite 75 - Who serv'd through all the glorious wars in Flanders; Frank and good-natur'd, of an honest heart, Loving to act the steady, friendly part: None led through youth a gayer life than he, Cheerful in converse, smart in repartee: Sweet was his night, and joyful was his day, He din'd with Walpole, and with Oldfield lay...
Seite 53 - Sir Robert had artfully prevented the last. Before he quitted the King, he persuaded his Majesty to insist, as a preliminary to the change, that Mr. Pulteney should go into the House of Peers, his great credit lying in the other house ; and I remember my father's action when he returned from court and told me what he had done — " I have turned the key of the closet on him," — making that motion with his hand. Pulteney had jumped at the proffered earldom, but saw his error when too late ; and...
Seite 83 - A creature, The wonderful'st of all the works of nature: Hither it came from Holland, where 'twas caught (I should not say it came, for it was brought); Tomorrow we're to have it at Crane-court, And 'tis a reptile of so strange a sort, That if 'tis cut in two, it is not dead...

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