The Works: Letters: I. During Mr. Wortley's embassy. II. To the Countess of Mar, at Paris. III. To Mr. Wortley

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Pagina 97 - tis justice, soon or late, Mercy alike to kill or save. Virtue unmov'd can hear the call, And face the flash that melts the ball.
Pagina 39 - The feverish air, fann'd by a cooling breeze ; The fruitful vales, set round with shady trees ; And guiltless men, who danced away their time, Fresh as their groves, and happy as their clime.
Pagina 145 - Miss , the maid of honour, looks very well now she is up again, and poor Biddy Noel has never been quite well since her last confinement. You may imagine we married women look very silly ; we have nothing to excuse ourselves, but that it was done a great while ago, and we were very young when we did it.
Pagina 120 - M***, and sunk in all the joys of happy love, notwithstanding she wants the use of her two hands by a rheumatism, and he has an arm that he cannot move. I wish I could...
Pagina 96 - John (who never separated from her) sate by her side, having raked two or three heaps together to secure her. Immediately there was heard so loud a crack as if Heaven had burst asunder. The labourers, all solicitous for each other's safety, called to one another : ' those that were nearest our lovers, hearing no answer...
Pagina 95 - Perhaps this very day, in the intervals of their work, they were talking of their wedding clothes ; and John was now matching several kinds of poppies and field-flowers to her complexion, to make her a present of knots for the day. While they were thus employed, (it was on the last of July) a terrible storm of thunder and lightning arose, that drove the labourers to what shelter the trees or hedges afforded. Sarah...
Pagina 111 - A very odd whim has entered the head of little Mrs. Murray; do you know she won't visit me this winter? I, according to the usual integrity of my heart and simplicity of my manners, with great...
Pagina 182 - But she that drew the greatest number of eyes was indisputably Lady Orkney. She exposed behind, a mixture of fat and wrinkles; and before, a very considerable protuberance which preceded her. Add to this, the inimitable roll of her eyes, and her gray hairs, which by good fortune stood directly upright, and 'tis impossible to imagine a more delightful spectacle. She had embellished all this with considerable magnificence, which made her look as big again as usual...
Pagina 149 - Walpole (aged fourteen and some months). Mrs. Murray undertook to bring the business to bear, and provided the opportunity (a great ingredient you'll say); but the young lady proved skittish. She did not only turn this heroic flame into present ridicule, but exposed all his generous sentiments, to divert her husband and father-in-law.
Pagina 93 - tis the prettiest kind of white soul in the universe. But I forget whom I am talking to ; you may possibly by this time believe, according to the Prophet, that you have none ; if so...

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