Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1906 - English letters - 551 pages

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Page 122 - There is no example of any one that has died in it ; and you may believe I am well satisfied of the safety of this experiment, since I intend to try it on my dear little son. I am patriot enough to take pains to bring this useful invention into fashion in England...
Page 277 - Me cichorea, levesque malvae. Frui paratis et valido mihi, Latoe, dones, et, precor, Integra Cum mente; nee turpem senectam Degere, nee cithara carentem.
Page 211 - 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 211 - What are the gay parterre, the chequer'd shade, The morning bower, the evening colonnade, But soft recesses of uneasy minds, To sigh unheard in, to the passing winds? So the struck deer in some sequester'd part Lies down to die, the arrow at his heart, He, stretch'd unseen in coverts hid from day, Bleeds drop by drop, and pants his life away.
Page 126 - In the midst of the garden is the chiosk ; that is, a large room, commonly beautified with a fine fountain in the midst of it. It is raised nine or ten steps, and enclosed with gilded lattices, round which vines, jessamines, and honeysuckles make a sort of green wall.
Page 117 - Caput a cervice revulsum, Gurgite cum medio, portans Oeagrius Hebrus Volveret, Eurydicen vox ipsa, et frigida lingua, Ah! miseram Eurydicen! anima fugiente vocabat, Eurydicen toto referebant flumine ripae.
Page 105 - Guido or Titian. And most of their skins shiningly white, only adorned by their beautiful hair, divided into many tresses, hanging on their shoulders, braided either with pearl or ribbon, perfectly representing the figures of the graces.
Page 211 - I see sometimes Mr. Congreve, and very seldom Mr. Pope, who continues to embellish his house at Twickenham. He has made a subterranean grotto, which he has furnished with looking-glasses, and they tell me it has a very good effect. I here send you some verses addressed to Mr. Gay, who wrote him a congratulatory letter on the finishing his house. I stifled them here, and I beg they may die the same death at Paris, and never go further than your closet...
Page 122 - ... you please to have opened. She immediately rips open that you offer to her with a large needle — which gives you no more pain than a common scratch — and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell ; and in this manner opens four or five veins.

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