Maids of honour [signed Frank Ranelagh].

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Page 164 - Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there.
Page 300 - tis true this truth you lovers know In vain my structures rise, my gardens grow ; In vain fair Thames reflects the double scenes Of hanging mountains, and of sloping greens: Joy lives not here ; to happier seats it flies, And only dwells where Wortley casts her eyes.
Page 118 - 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?
Page 115 - Tis but what virtue flies from and disdains: And grant the bad what happiness they would, One they must want, which is, to pass for good. Oh blind to truth, and God's whole scheme below, Who fancy bliss to vice, to virtue woe! Who sees and follows that great scheme the best, Best knows the blessing, and will most be blest.
Page 219 - May you enjoy a state of repose in this life, not unlike that sleep of the soul which some have believed is to succeed it, where we lie utterly forgetful of that world from which we are gone, and...
Page 129 - ... and are ornamental even to a chimney. One would, by the bulk they appear in and the value that is set upon them, think they might be very useful ; but look into a thousand of them, and you will find nothing in them but dust and cobwebs.
Page 93 - O wonderful creature, a woman of reason ! Never grave out of pride, never gay out of season ! When so easy to guess who this angel should be, Who would think Mrs. Howard ne'er dreamt it was she ?
Page 75 - ... the idea of gaining some instruction, he never scrupled to go over a passage two or three times, or to take any liberties, or to make any blunders that seemed good to him, without consulting, or in any way warning, the rest of the orchestra ; it was therefore necessary for every member of it, while giving...
Page 41 - From hence it arises, that they are but in a lower degree what their masters themselves are ; and usually affect an imitation of their manners : and you have in liveries, beaux, fops, and coxcombs, in as high perfection as among people that keep equipages. It is a common humour among the retinue of people of quality, when they are in their revels, that is when they are out of their masters' sight, to assume in a humorous way the names and titles of those whose liveries they wear.
Page 246 - This sword I think I was telling you of, Mr. Sharper. This sword I'll maintain to be the best divine, anatomist, lawyer, or casuist in Europe; it shall decide a controversy or split a cause SIR JO.

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