The Book of the Boudoir, Volume 1

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H. Colburn, 1829 - 662 páginas

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Página 214 - DUTIES ; Or, Instructions to Young Married Ladies on the Management of their Households, and the Regulation of their Conduct in the various Relations and Duties of Married Life. By Mrs W.
Página 40 - Biron they call him; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor,) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
Página 162 - out of the mouths of babes and infants does sometimes perfect his praises," he had learned all his catechism ; at two years and a half old, he could perfectly read any of the English, Latin, French, or Gothic letters, pronouncing the three first languages exactly. He had, before the fifth year, or in that year, not only skill to read most written hands, but to decline all the nouns, conjugate the verbs regular, and most of the irregular; learned out
Página 132 - Madame D'Albany never paid visits to private individuals, never left her palace on the Arno, except for the English Ambassador's, or the Grand Duke's. I had just time to whisper Mr Moore, ' The widow of the Pretender ! your legitimate Queen! and the love of your brother poet, Л1fieri ;' and then came my turn to present my celebrated compatriot, with all his much more durable titles of illustration : so down we all sat, and 'fell to discourse.
Página 77 - Change — looking almost as wild, and feeling quite as savage ! " Presenting me to each and all of the splendid crowd, which an idle curiosity, easily excited, and as soon satisfied, had gathered round us, she prefaced every introduction with a little exordium, which seemed to amuse every one but its subject. ' Lord Erskine, this is the
Página 80 - Brutus, and better than any in his repertoire of theatrical perukes. Succeeding at last in his feline and fixed purpose, he actually struck his claws in my locks, and addressing me in the deepest sepulchral tones, asked, " Little girl, where did you buy your wig ?" ' Lord Erskine " came to the rescue,
Página 88 - I turned round to him, he had vanished. I remembered that his wife carried on some little trade in the old town; I remembered even the house and flat she occupied, which I had often visited in my boyhood. Having made it out, I found the old woman in widow's mourning. Her husband had been dead for some months, and had told her, on his death-bed, that my father's steward had wronged him of some money; but that when Master Tom returned he would see her righted.
Página 89 - I remember you having expressed your approbation of my style of writing, and a wish that I would lose no occasion of rendering it useful. I wish I could agree with your ladyship in your kind and partial opinion ; but, as there never was an occasion in which it can be more useful to excite popular feeling than in the cause of the Greeks, I send your ladyship a copy of the second edition, published a few days ago. "With regard and esteem, &c. &c. E. " No. 13, Arabella Row, Pimlico, London, October...

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