The World, by Adam Fitz-Adam, Volumen 1

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Página 122 - Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign And unknown regions dare descry: Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.
Página 134 - At the top of the firft page was delineated a lady with very red cheeks, and a very large hoop, in the fafhionable attitude of knotting, and of making a very genteel French curtefy.
Página 63 - Z's, and every hovel for the cows has bells hanging at the corners.
Página 35 - There is not a citizen who does not take more pains to torture his acre and half into irregularities than he formerly would have employed to make it as formal as his cravat.
Página 263 - I am apt to fufpecl; that human nature was always very like what it is at this day, and that men from the time of my great...
Página 57 - I am afraid we shall form very erroneous opinions of the people we converse with ; as every melancholy face will appear to be produced by a bad heart, and every cheerful face by a good one. But...
Página 99 - He gracioufly brought me five thoufand livres, which he affured me was not more than what would be neceflary for our firft fetting out, as he called it ; while his wife was pointing out to mine the moft compendious method of fpending three times as much. I told him that I hoped that fum would be very near fufficient for the whole time ; to which he anfwered coolly...
Página 26 - ... whither to go. Chance more than choice brought me to this place ; where if I have found a benefactor — and indeed, sir, I have need of one — I shall call it the happiest accident of my life.
Página 78 - I have been bullied by an usurper; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Página 132 - England, asserts (and that in a marginal note too, which is always more material than the text) that he knew somebody, who was radically cured of a most obstinate king's evil, by the touch of somebody.

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