Lady Suffolk and Her Circle

Houghton Mifflin, 1924 - 292 páginas
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Página 63 - As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks; Or, at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad...
Página 63 - A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest; Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Página 63 - In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all see-saw, between that and this, Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis.
Página 63 - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings...
Página 76 - She, while her lover pants upon her breast, Can mark the figures on an Indian chest ; And when she sees her friend in deep despair, Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair.
Página 107 - No more the Dean, that grave divine, Shall keep the key of my no — wine ; My ice-house rob, as heretofore, And steal my artichokes no more ; Poor Patty Blount no more be seen Bedraggled in my walks so green : Plump johnny Gay will now elope ; And here no more will dangle Pope.
Página 193 - With native humour tempering virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once and lash the age : Above temptation in a low estate, And uncorrupted, ev'n among the great : A safe companion and an easy friend...
Página 146 - If you come to us, I will find you elderly ladies enough that can halloo, and two that can nurse, and they are too old and feeble to make too much noise ; as you will guess, when I tell you they are my own mother and my own nurse. I can also help you to a lady who is as deaf, though not so old, as yourself; you will be pleased with one another, I will engage, though you do not hear one another : you will converse, like spirits, by intuition. What you will most wonder at is, she is considerable at...
Página 63 - A. What ? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk ? Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? P.
Página 190 - Nor good, nor bad, nor fools, nor wise ; They would not learn, nor could advise : Without love, hatred, joy, or fear, They led — a kind of — as it were : Nor wish'd, nor car'd, nor laugh'd, nor cried- : And so they liv'd, and so they died.

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