Court Life Below Stairs: Or, London Under the First Georges, L714-1760, Band 2

Hurst and Blackett, 1882

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Seite 122 - 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 50 - 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 192 - 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 296 - ... smelling-bottle : but in two minutes his curiosity got the better of his hypocrisy, and he ran about the chapel with his glass, to spy who was or was not 'there, spying with one hand and mopping his eyes with the other. Then returned the fear of catching cold ; and the Duke of 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 296 - ... 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 205 - ... 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 207 - 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?
Seite 184 - I am sick to death of all this foolish stuff, and wish with all my heart that the devil may take all your Bishops, and the devil take your minister, and the devil take the Parliament, and the devil take the whole island, provided I can get out of it and go to Hanover.
Seite 230 - let this farce be played ; the archbishop will act it very well. You may bid him be as short as you will : it will do the queen no hurt, no more than any good ; and it will satisfy all the wise and good fools who will call us atheists if we don't pretend to be as great fools as they are.
Seite 295 - ... or stood where they could or would ; the yeomen of the guard were crying out for help, oppressed by the immense weight of the coffin. The bishop read sadly, and blundered in the prayers : the fine chapter, " Man that is born of a woman," was chanted, not read ; and the anthem, besides being immeasurably tedious, would have served as well for a nuptial.

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