The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, Volume 2

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Page 287 - But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Page 624 - The Economy of Human Life, translated from an Indian Manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin ; to which is prefixed, an Account of the Manner in which the said Manuscript was discovered. In a Letter from an English Gentleman, now residing in China, to the Earl of...
Page 1 - On Friday we went to see — oh, the palace of palaces ! — and yet a palace sans crown, sans coronet, but such expense ! such taste ! such profusion ! and yet half an acre produces all the rents that furnish such magnificence. It is a Jaghire got without a crime. In short, a shop is the estate, and Osterley Park is the spot.
Page 26 - I must describe first:—her petticoat was black velvet embroidered with chenille, the pattern a large stone vase filled with ramping flowers that spread almost over a breadth of the petticoat from the bottom to the top ; between each vase of flowers was a pattern of gold shells, and foliage embossed and most heavily rich...
Page 466 - Her speech was the melodious voice of Love, Her song the warbling of the vernal grove; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her reason strong ; Her form each beauty of her mind express'd, Her mind was Virtue by the Graces dress'd.
Page 501 - Wesley, 4 is a most extraordinary boy ; he was thirteen last month, he is a very good scholar, and whatever study he undertakes he masters it most surprisingly. He began with the fiddle last year, he now plays everything at sight; he understands fortification, building of ships, and has more knowledge than I ever met with in one so young.
Page 314 - I am very fond of, in a nut grove, and " the beggar's hut" which is a seat in a rock ; on the top are bushes of all kind that bend over : it is placed at the end of a cunning wild path, thick set with trees, and it overlooks the brook, which entertains you with a purling rill. The little robins are as fond of this seat as we are : it just holds the Dean and myself, and...
Page 271 - A spider put into a goose-quill, well sealed and secured, and hung about the child's neck as low as the pit of his stomach.
Page 359 - ... the parish, and a very diligent and watchful dissenting preacher has visited them on all occasions of sickness and distress, and by that means gained great numbers to the meeting. DD has already visited a great number, when he has been with all the Protestants he designs to go to the Presbyterians, and then to the Papists; they bless him and pray for him wherever he goes, and say he has done more good already than all his predecessors ; the last Dean was here but two days in six years ! Your...
Page 145 - Queensbury's clothes pleased me best; they were white satin embroidered, the bottom of the petticoat brown hills covered with all sorts of weeds...

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