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Seite 124 - This nobleman, I say, is a prodigy ; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty ; a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others beyond whatever I knew ; added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling.
Seite 174 - PS My Sentimental Journey will please Mrs. J[ames], and my Lydia — I can answer for those two. It is a subject which works well, and suits the frame of mind I have been in for some time past — I told you my design in it was to teach us to love the world and our fellow creatures better than we do — so it runs most upon those gentler passions and affections, which aid so much to it.
Seite 124 - Swifts have sung and spoken so much: I have lived my life with geniuses of that cast; but have survived them; and, despairing ever to find their equals, it is some years since I have...
Seite 138 - I honour you, Eliza, for keeping secret some things which, if explained, had been a panegyric on yourself. There is a dignity in venerable affliction which will not allow it to appeal to the world for pity or redress. Well have you supported that...
Seite 113 - In your tenth discourse, page seventy-eight, in the second volume - is this very affecting passage -"Consider how great a part of our species - in all ages down to this — have been trod under the feet of cruel and capricious tyrants, who would neither hear their cries, nor pity their distresses.
Seite xvii - One solitary plate, one knife, one fork, one glass ! — I gave a thousand pensive, penetrating looks at the chair thou hadst so often graced, in those quiet and sentimental repasts — then laid down my knife and fork, and took out my handkerchief, and clapped it across my face, and wept like a child.
Seite 153 - ... strawberries and cream, and all the simple plenty which a rich valley (under Hamilton hills) can produce, — with a clean cloth on my table, and a bottle of wine on my right hand to drink your health. I have a hundred hens and chickens about my yard ; and not a parishioner catches a hare, or a rabbit, or a trout, but he brings it as an offering to me.
Seite 193 - My girl cannot form a wish that is in the power of her father, that he will not gratify her in — and I cannot in justice be less kind to thy mother. I am never alone The kindness of my friends is ever the same I wish tho' I had thee to nurse me • — but I am deny'd that.