Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W-----y M------e: Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in Different Parts of Europe ...

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Էջ 25 - ... close joined together, of the most lively green, perfectly matched, every one as large as a half-crown piece, and as thick as three crown pieces ; and another of small emeralds, perfectly round. But her earrings eclipsed all the rest. They were two diamonds, shaped exactly like pears, as large as a big hazel-nut.
Էջ 26 - European queen has half the quantity ; and the empress's jewels, though very fine, would look very mean near hers. She gave me a dinner of fifty dishes of meat, which (after their fashion) were placed on the table but one at a time, and was extremely tedious. But the magnificence of her table answered very well to that of her dress. The knives were of gold, and the hafts set with diamonds.
Էջ 263 - No pedant, yet learned ; no rake-helly gay, Or laughing, because he has nothing to say ; To all my whole sex obliging and free, Yet never be fond of any but me ; In public preserve the decorum that's just, And shew in his eyes he is true to his trust.
Էջ 77 - I don't expect from you the insipid railleries I should suffer from another in answer to this letter. You know how to divide the idea of pleasure from that of vice, and they are only mingled in the heads of fools. But I allow you to laugh at me for the sensual declaration in saying, that I had rather be a rich effendi, with all his ignorance, than sir Isaac Newton with all his knowledge.
Էջ 263 - But I hate to be cheated, and never will buy Long years of repentance for moments of joy. Oh ! was there a man (but where shall I find...
Էջ 76 - They consume it in music, gardens, wine, and delicate eating, while we are tormenting our brains with some scheme of politics, or studying some science to which we can never attain, or, if we do, cannot persuade other people to set that value upon it we do ourselves.
Էջ 172 - French manners and characters, though this I believe would require but little study, as there is no great depth in either. It appears, on a superficial...
Էջ 260 - tis by far the wifer courfe, Superior art mould meet fuperior force : Hear, but be faithful to your intereft ftill : Secure your hearts — then fool with whom you will.
Էջ 233 - And orerfeen the card he would have play'd. * The bold and haughty by fuccefs made vain, Aw'd by my eyes, have trembled to complain : The bafhful 'Squire touch'd by A.
Էջ 25 - English ribbon, entirely covered with diamonds. Round her neck she wore three chains, which reached to her knees: one of large pearl, at the bottom of which hung a fine coloured emerald, as big as a...

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