Authentic memoirs of Mrs. Clarke: in which is pourtrayed the secret history and intrigues of many characters in the first circles of fashion and high life; and containing the whole of her correspondence during the time she lived under the protection of His Royal Highness the Duke of York, the gallant Duke's love letters, and other interesting papers never before published

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Printed for T. Tegg, 1809 - 212 Seiten
 

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Seite 39 - O curse of marriage, That we can call these delicate creatures ours, And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad, And live upon the vapour of a dungeon, Than keep a corner in the thing I love For others
Seite 212 - But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
Seite 166 - ... and said it was written by her Mistress. I was then conducted into the house, into a parlour, where certainly there were a great many of those morocco concerns, which she has mentioned before, for there were ten chairs I think set round the table, from the supper or the dinner of the day before ; after remaining some time, I was conducted up stairs, where I saw the lady, whose name I was told to be Farquhar. The lady in perfect good humour came out and received me; and I held the note I was possessed...
Seite 53 - O'Meara called upon me yesterday morning, i and delivered me your letter ; he wishes much to preach before royalty, and if I can put him in the way of it I will.
Seite 55 - Lees, to see four regiments of militia, which altogether took me up near thirteen hours. I am now setting off immediately to ride along the coast to Hastings, reviewing the different corps as I pass, which will take me at least as long.
Seite 139 - I hope the business will not be stopped for the want of this, for you may rest assured, honour is the order of the day in this transaction, and L. will come up directly and supply the cash. I have made a little alteration in the blank receipt and agreement you sent me, but which I dare say will not be objected to by Lloyd & Co. " Your's very oby.
Seite 173 - Highness the Duke of York at one time, I think in July, that the Duke of York asked him, if I was not very much exasperated against him, and if I did not use very strong language, and abuse him. Colonel M'Mahon said, quite the contrary, Sir, I assure you ; Mrs.
Seite 169 - ... year ; that she had accordingly so retired into Devonshire for several months, but failing to receive the remittances she expected, she had been driven to town for the purpose of gaining her arrear, and placing her annuity upon a more regular mode of payment ; that if that condition was complied with, by the payment of her...
Seite 54 - How can I sufficiently express to my darling Love, my thanks for her dear, dear letter, or the delight which the assurances of her love give me ! Oh ! my angel ! do me justice, and be convinced that there never was a woman ndored as you are.
Seite 128 - I wished particularly to see your Grace upon the most private 'business. I cannot be fully open by Letter. The object Is, to solicit your Grace's recommendation to the Deanery of Salisbury, or some other Deanery, for which the mast ample pecuniary remuneration I will instantly give a draft to your Grace.

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