Lady Suffolk and Her Circle

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Hutchinson, 1924 - 292 páginas
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Página 27 - 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 27 - Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet Wit ne'er tastes, and Beauty ne'er enjoys; So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, 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 27 - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings...
Página 40 - 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 69 - 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 110 - 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 27 - 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 146 - I have many years ago magnified, in my own mind, and repeated to you, a ninth beatitude, added to the eight in the Scripture : " Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Página 146 - Thus Gay, the hare with many friends, Twice seven long years the court attends : Who, under tales conveying truth, To virtue form'da princely youth : t Who paid his courtship with the crowd, As far as modest pride allow'd ; Rejects a servile usher's place, And leaves St. James's in disgrace. Thus Addison, by lords carest, Was left in foreign lands distrest ; Forgot at home, became for hire A travelling tutor to a squire : But wisely left the Muses...
Página 52 - I SAID to my heart between sleeping and waking, Thou wild thing, that always art leaping or aching, What black, brown, or fair, in what clime, in what nation, By turns has not taught thee a pit-a-pat-ation ? Thus accus'd, the wild thing gave this sober reply: See the heart without motion, tho

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