Diary Illustrative of the Times of George the Fourth: Interspersed with Original Letters from the Late Queen Caroline, and from Various Other Distinguished Persons, Հատոր 3

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Էջ 146 - Wine's liberal powers, and beauty's folding arms Expected joys would spring beneath our feet, And never thought of griefs we were to meet. Ah ! Soon, too soon is all the truth displayed, Too soon appears this scene of light and shade! We find that those who every transport know, In full proportion taste of every woe; That every moment new misfortune rears; That, somewhere, every hour's an hour of tears. The work of wretchedness is never done, And misery's sigh extends with every sun. Well is it if,...
Էջ 216 - Full little knowest thou, who hast not tried. What hell it is in suing long to bide ; To lose good days, that might be better spent ; To waste long nights in pensive discontent ; To spend to-day, to be put back to-morrow, To feed on hope, to pine with fear and sorrow.
Էջ 232 - Phyllis vouchsafed me a look, I never once dreamt of my vine ; May I lose both my pipe and my crook, If I knew of a kid that was mine. I prized every hour that went by, Beyond all that had pleased me before ; But now they are past, and I sigh, And I grieve that I prized them no more.
Էջ 271 - Fitzherbert, he told me that she had a stronger hold over the Regent than any of the other objects of his admiration, and that he always paid her the respect which her conduct commanded.
Էջ 94 - On verra tous les états Entre eux se confondre ; Les pauvres, sur leurs grabats, Ne plus se morfondre. Des biens on fera des lots Qui rendront les gens égaux.
Էջ 297 - Druidical priestess, which was the character " we " assumed ; and Le Comte Alexander Hector von der Otto figured charmingly as a god, to whom all the priests and priestesses did homage. Willikin was the victim offered to his druidical majesty. The Count Alexander generally wears the insignia of the most holy order of Saint Caroline, which consists of a cross and a heart tied together with a true lover's knot, and the English royal motto encircling the badge :
Էջ 236 - to lament an ever-beloved child, but one most warmly attached friend, and the only one I have had in England ; but she is only gone before — I have not lost her, and I now trust we shall soon meet in a much better world than the present one. For ever your truly sincere friend, CP" This calamity, however, had no effect in rendering the writer more circumspect.
Էջ 343 - Blake [I75r-lta7], the poet mystic. discrimination of talent which had made her patronise this unknown artist. Sir T. Lawrence looked, at me several times whilst I was talking with Mr. B[ ], and I saw his lips curl with a sneer, as if he despised me for conversing with so insignificant a person. It was very evident Sir Thomas did not like the company he found himself in, though he was too well-bred and too prudent to hazard a remark upon the subject.
Էջ 342 - I agreed with him, and though it was impossible not to laugh at the strange manner in which she had arranged this party, I could not help admiring the goodness of heart and discrimination of talent which had made her patronise this unknown artist. Sir T. Lawrence looked at me several times whilst I was talking with Mr. B., and I saw his lips curl with a sneer, as if he despised me for conversing with so insignificant a person.
Էջ 271 - It must be confessed," added Sir R , " that it was impossible to be in his Royal Highness's society, and not be captivated by the extreme fascination of his manners, which he inherits from his mother, the Queen ; for his father has every virtue which can adorn a private character, as well as make a king respectable, but he does not excel in courtly grace or refinement.

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