The Diary: With an Introduction and Notes

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Macmillan, 1905 - 800 páginas
 

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Página 57 - The Princess Henrietta is very pretty, but much below my expectation ; and her dressing of herself with her hair frized short up to her ears, did make her seem so much the less to me. But my wife standing near her with two or three black patches on, and well dressed, did seem to me much handsomer than she.
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Página xxv - I being not able to do it any longer, having done now so long as to undo my eyes almost every time that I take a pen in my hand; and therefore, whatever comes of it, I must forbear; and therefore resolve from this time forward to have it kept by my people in long-hand, and must be contented to set down no more than is fit for them and all the world to know...
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