Court Life Below Stairs: Or, London Under the First Georges, 1714-1760, Band 2

Hurst and Blackett, 1882

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Seite 124 - Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
Seite 286 - THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS. BY ELIOT WARBURTON. " Independent of its value as an original narrative, and its useful and interesting information, this work is remarkable for the colouring power and play of fancy with which its descriptions are enlivened. Among its greatest and most lasting charms is its reverent and serious spirit.
Seite 288 - OF HOWGLEN. BY GEORGE MAC DONALD, LL.D. " No account of this story would give any idea, of the profound interest that pervades the work from the first page to the last." — Atlienaeum. XXXV.— AGNES. By MRS. OLIPHANT. " ' Agnes ' is a novel superior to any of Mrs. Oliphant's former works." — Athenaeum. " A story whose pathetic beauty will appeal irresistibly to all readers." — Post. XXXVI.— A NOBLE LIFE. BY THE AUTHOR OF '
Seite 52 - Walpole informed me," writes Lord Hardwicke, " of certain passages between the King and himself, and between the Queen and the Prince, of too high and secret a nature even to be trusted to this narrative ; but from thence I found great reason to think, that this unhappy difference between the King and Queen and His Royal Highness turned upon some points of a more interesting and important nature than have hitherto appeared.
Seite 280 - These concluding volumes of Mr. Dixon's ' History of two Queens ' will be perused with keen interest by thousands of readers. Whilst no less valuable to i ha student, they will be far more enthralling to the general reader than the earlier half of the history. Every page of what may be termed Anne Boleyn's story affords a happy illustration of the author's vivid and picturesque style. The work should be found in every library."— Post
Seite 182 - Lost or strayed out of this house, a man who has left a wife and six children on the parish ; whoever will give any tidings of him to the churchwardens of St.
Seite 272 - Cumberland, who was sinking with heat, felt himself weighed down, and turning round found it was the Duke of Newcastle standing upon his train, to avoid the chill of the marble.
Seite 272 - ... could not be pleasant; his leg extremely bad, yet forced to stand upon it near two hours; his face bloated and distorted with his late paralytic stroke, which has affected too one of his eyes; and placed over the mouth of the vault into which, in all probability, he must himself so soon descend; think how unpleasant a situation ! He bore it all with a firm and unaffected countenance.
Seite 183 - ... with the perquisite of spunging while you are young, and when you are old will afford you a pint of port at night, two servants, and an old maid, a little garden, and pen and ink — provided you live in the country.
Seite 185 - Because we would rather see you than any of them." "Ay, any one that did not know you so well as I do might believe you. But, since you are come, I must get some supper for you, I suppose?

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