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The maiden name of this lady was Street , which she changed , by successive
marriages , for those of Dancer , Barry , and Crawford . She was Mrs . Crawford ,
and a third time a widow , when I knew her . * Graium tantum vidit . G 2
... the flutter , the bustle , the escape , the alarm , and the mock alarm ; the
prettinesses heightened by consternation ; the courtier ' s fear which was flattery ,
and the lady ' s which was affectation ; all that we may conceive to have taken
place in ...
The King ' s health * being called for after this , a notable dispute arose between
the Twelfth of August ( a zealous old Whig gentlewoman , ) and the Twenty Third
of April ( a new - fangled lady of the Tory stamp , ) as to which of them should ...
Here is a young and courtly Mandarin , handing tea to a lady from a salver - two
miles off . See how distance seems to set off respect ! And here the same lady , or
another - for likeness is identity on tea - cups - is stepping into a little fairy boat ...
It is pleasant ( if it did not vex one at the same time ) to see him sitting in his
dining parlour , surrounded with obscure aunts and cousins to God knows whom
, while the true Lady Marys and Lady Bettys of his own honourable family , in
favour to ...
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Oh, my, these are hilarious! A collection of essays by Lamb's imaginary friend, an eclectic, off-beat and highly opinionated persona. The preface, bemoaning the death of the imaginary friend while ... Read full review