Life & Letters at Bath in the Xviijth Century

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W. Heinemann, 1904 - 328 strani
 

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Stran 223 - They hold a Parnassus-fair every Thursday, give out rhymes and themes, and all the flux of quality at Bath contend for the prizes. A Roman vase dressed with pink ribands and myrtles, receives the poetry, which is drawn out every festival ; six judges of these Olympic games retire and select the brightest compositions, which the respective successful acknowledge, kneel to Mrs. Calliope Miller, kiss her fair hand, and are crowned by it with myrtle, with — I don't know what.
Stran 160 - I thank your ladyship for the information concerning the Methodist preachers ; their doctrines are most repulsive, and strongly tinctured with impertinence and disrespect towards their superiors in perpetually endeavouring to level all ranks and do away with all distinctions. It is monstrous to be told that you have a heart as sinful as the common wretches that crawl on the earth. This is highly offensive and insulting, and I cannot but wonder that your ladyship should relish any sentiments so much...
Stran 130 - Mr. Richard S having attempted, in a letter left behind him for that purpose, to account for his scandalous method of running away from this place, by insinuations derogating from my character, and that of a young lady, innocent as far as relates to me, or my knowledge...
Stran 24 - Nash was certainly to be numbered in the beginning, only with this difference, that he wanted the corrupt heart too commonly attending a life of expedients ; for he was generous, humane, and honourable, even though by profession a gamester.
Stran 200 - Prettier musings of high-wrought love and eternal constancy could never have passed along the streets of Bath than Anne was sporting with from Camden Place to Westgate Buildings. It was almost enough to spread purification and perfume all the way.
Stran 223 - Roman vase, dressed with pink ribbons and myrtles, receives the poetry, which is drawn out every festival ; six judges of these Olympic games retire and select the brightest compositions, which the respective successful acknowledge, kneel to Mrs. Calliope Miller, kiss her fair hand, and are crowned by it with myrtle — with — I don't know what. You may think this is fiction or exaggeration. Be dumb unbelievers ! The collection is printed, published. Yes, on my faith, there are bouts-rimes on a...
Stran 228 - tis a fine day for walking— Sad news in the papers — G — d knows who's to blame ! The colonies seem to be all in a flame — This stamp act, no doubt, might be good for the crown, But I fear tis a pill that will never go down — What can Portugal mean ! — is she going to stir up Convulsions and heats in the bowels of Europe ? 'Twill be fatal if England relapses again, From the ill blood and humours of Bourbon and Spain.
Stran 193 - Every upstart of fortune, harnessed in the trappings of the mode, presents himself at Bath, as in the very focus of observation.
Stran 304 - Bright were these as blossom of old, and thought endears Still the fair soft phantoms that pass with smiles or tears, Sweet as roseleaves hoarded and dried wherein we trace Still the soul and spirit of sense that lives and cheers : Dawn and noon and sunset are one before thy face. City lulled asleep by the chime of passing years, Sweeter smiles thy rest than the radiance round thy peers ; Only love and lovely remembrance here have place. Time on thee lies lighter than music on men's ears ; Dawn and...
Stran 32 - That ladies coming to the ball appoint a time for their footmen coming to wait on them home, to prevent disturbance and inconveniences to themselves and others. 3. " That gentlemen of fashion never appearing in a morning before the ladies in gowns and caps, shew breeding and respect. 4.

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