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Página xviii - I received one morning a message from poor Goldsmith that he was in great distress, and as it was not in his power to come to me, begging that I would come to him as soon as possible. I sent him a guinea, and promised to come to him directly. I accordingly went as soon as I was dressed, and found that his landlady had arrested him for his rent, at which he was in a violent passion. I perceived that he had already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him.
Página xviii - ... which he might be extricated. He then told me that he had a novel ready for the press, which he produced to me. I looked into it, and saw its merit ; told the landlady I should soon return ; and, having gone to a bookseller, sold it for £60. I brought Goldsmith the money, and he discharged his rent, not without rating his landlady in a high tone for having used him so ill.
Página xx - ... instead of that beautiful interest in wild tales which made the child a man, while all the time he suspected himself to be no bigger than a child. Science has succeeded to poetry no less in the little walks of children than with men. Is there no possibility of averting this sore evil? Think what you would have been now, if instead of being fed with tales and old wives...
Página xix - Churchyard," next Ludgate Street. The house is still occupied by a successor, and children may have books there as formerly, but not the same. The gilding, we confess, we regret : gold, somehow, never looked so well as in adorning literature.
Página xxi - When he enters a house, his first declaration is that he cannot sit down; and, so short are his visits, that he seldom appears to have come for any other reason but to say he must go.
Página 36 - RELIQUES, ou advertissement très-utile du grand profit qui reviendroit à la chrestienté, s'il se faisoit inventaire de tous les corps saincts et reliques, qui sont tant en Italie qu'en France, Allemagne, Espagne et autres royaumes et pays, par J.
Página 319 - A new Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the Tunes used in Churches...
Página 610 - A PERFECT COPY OF ALL SUMMONS OF THE NOBILITY TO THE GREAT COUNCILS AND PARLIAMENTS OF THIS REALM, from the XLIX. of King Henry the Hid. until these present Times.
Página xix - History of Little Goody Two Shoes, otherwise Mrs. Margery Two Shoes ; ' with the means by which she acquired learning and wisdom, and, in consequence thereof, her estate ; set forth at large for the benefit of those " Who, from a stale of rags and care, And having shoes but half a pair, Their fortune and their fame should fix, And gallop in a coach and six.