Some Account of the Life of Rachael Wriothesley, Lady Russell

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819 - Great Britain - 387 pages

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Page 373 - I can never forget the inexpressible luxury and profaneness, gaming, and all dissoluteness, and as it were total forgetfulness of God, (it being Sunday evening,) which this day se'nnight I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and...
Page 367 - I come, kind Gentlemen, strange news to tell ye; I am the Ghost of poor departed Nelly. Sweet Ladies, be not frighted; I'le be civil; I'm what I was, a little harmless Devil.
Page 45 - ... and confused as my yet amazed mind is. But such men as you, and particularly one so much my friend, will, I know, bear with my weakness, and compassionate my distress, as you have already done by your good letter and excellent prayer. I...
Page 35 - Now the bitterness of death is past," and ran out into a long discourse concerning her — how great a blessing she had been to him ; and said, what a misery it would have been to him, if she had not had that magnanimity of spirit, joined to her tenderness, as never to have desired him to do a base thing for the saving of his life : VOL.
Page 345 - ... all the guards, taken only by the accident of his horse falling down. How he came to be pardoned, and even received into favour, not only after this, but several other exploits...
Page 46 - ... silent under it; but yet secretly my heart mourns, too sadly I fear, and cannot be comforted, because I have not the dear companion and sharer of all my joys and sorrows. I want him to talk with, to walk with, to eat and sleep with. All these things are irksome to me now: the day unwelcome, and the night so too. All company and meals I would avoid, if it might be...
Page 149 - Alas! from my childhood I can recollect a backwardness to pray, and coldness when I did, and ready to take or seek cause to be absent at the public ones. Even after a sharp sickness and danger at Chelsea, spending my time childishly, if not idly ; and if I had read a few lines in a pious book, contented I had done well. Yet, at the same time, ready to give ear to reports, and possibly malicious ones, and telling my mother-in-law, to please her.
Page 193 - My sister, being here, tells me she overheard you tell her Lord last night, that you would take notice of the business (you know what I mean) in the House ; this alarms me, and I do earnestly beg of you to tell me truly if you have or mean to do it ; if you do, I am most assured you will repent it. I beg once more to know the truth.
Page 247 - I am not like to leave Stratton with greater. They will tell you how well I got hither, and how well I found our dear treasure here : your boy will please you ; you will, I think, find him improved, though I tell you so beforehand. They fancy he wanted you ; for, as soon as I alighted, he followed, calling Papa...
Page 64 - Bueclengh. to be a new project, not depending on, or being linked in the least to any former design, if there was then any real one, which I am satisfied was not no more than (my own lord confessed) talk. And it is possible that talk going so far as to consider, if a remedy to supposed evils might be sought, how it could be found...

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