Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second: From His Accession to the Death of Queen Caroline, Band 1

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Seite xliv - Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all seesaw, between that and this, Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis.
Seite xliv - Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys, Yet Wit ne'er tastes, and Beauty ne'er enjoys; So well-bred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game they dare not bite. Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way, Whether in florid impotence he speaks...
Seite xliv - As shallow streams run dimpling all the way, Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes the puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad, Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad In puns or politics or tales or lies Or spite or smut or rhymes or blasphemies.
Seite lvi - I should think anybody a great fool that said he liked spring better than summer, merely because it is further from autumn, or that they loved green fruit better than ripe only because it was further from being rotten. I ever did, and believe ever shall, like woman best — ' "Just in the noon of life — those golden days, When the mind ripens ere the form decays.
Seite 39 - Princess's ladies. No sooner had the bishop closed the ceremony, than the Prince, crossing the feet of the bed in a rage, stepped up to the Duke of Newcastle, and, holding up his hand and fore-finger in a menacing attitude, said, " You are a rascal, but I shall find you ;" meaning, in broken English, " I shall find a time to be revenged." —
Seite 312 - But when he was undressed, and came in his nightgown and nightcap into the room to go to bed, the appearance he made was as indescribable as the astonished countenances of everybody who beheld him. From the shape of his brocaded gown and the make of his back, he looked behind as if he had no head, and before as if he had no neck and no legs.
Seite 97 - With a person as disagreeable as it was possible for a human figure to be without being deformed, he affected following many women of the first beauty and the most in fashion ; and, if you would...
Seite xliv - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings...
Seite 299 - He was indeed as false as his capacity would allow him to be, and was more capable in that walk than in any other...
Seite 295 - But that which made these tete-a-tetes seem heaviest was that as he neither liked reading nor being read to (unless it was to sleep) she was forced, like a spider, to spin out of her own bowels all the conversation with which the fly was taken.

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