The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, Volume 7

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R. Bentley, 1858

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Page 348 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Page 145 - Spurning the idea of being purchased, he replied, " that he was not worth purchasing, but such as he was, the king of Great Britain was not rich enough to do it.
Page 117 - Conspicuous scene ! another yet is nigh, (More silent far) where kings and poets lie ; Where MURRAY (long enough his country's pride) Shall be no more than TULLY, or than HYDE ! Rack'd with sciatics, martyr'd with the stone, Will any mortal let himself alone?
Page 130 - Office ; but -no man knows what is good for him. My invariable rule therefore is, to ask nothing, to refuse nothing, to let others place me, and to do my best wherever I am placed.
Page 169 - Yes, madam, I do think the pomp of Garrick's funeral perfectly ridiculous. It is confounding the immense space between pleasing talents and national services. What distinctions remain for a patriot hero when the most solemn have been showered on a player? But when a great empire is on its decline, one symptom is, there being more eagerness on trifles than on essential objects.
Page 106 - Je ne suis fait comme aucun de ceux que j'ai vus; j'ose croire n'Ítre fait comme aucun de ceux qui existent.
Page 395 - Mercy on us ! we seem to be plunging into the horrors of France, in the reigns of Charles VI. and VII. ! — yet, as extremes meet, there is at this moment amazing insensibility. Within these four days I have received five applications for tickets to see my house ! One from a set of company who fled from town to avoid the tumults and fires. I suppose ^Eneas lost Creilsa by her stopping at Sadlers
Page 381 - Old Haslang's' Chapel was broken open and plundered ; and, as he is a Prince of Smugglers as well as Bavarian Minister, great quantities of run tea and contraband goods were found in his house. This one cannot lament; and still less, as the old wretch has for these forty years usurped a hired house, and, though the proprietor for many years has offered to remit his arrears of rent, he will neither quit the house nor pay for it.
Page 191 - ... brains with the pistol, and is more wounded by those blows than by the ball Lord Sandwich was at home expecting her to supper at half an hour after ten. On her not returning an hour later, he said something must have happened : however, being tired, he went to bed...
Page 473 - Besides this, it has been remarked that the words ' thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or on the earth beneath, or...

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