Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay ...

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H. Colburn, 1842
 

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Página 89 - And pray what became of her, sir ? ' ' Why, madam, she stole a quilt from the man of the house, and he had her taken up : but Bet Flint had a spirit not to be subdued ; so when she found herself obliged to go to jail, she ordered a sedan chair, and bid her footboy walk before her. However, the boy proved refractory, for he was ashamed, though his mistress was not.
Página 103 - I don't flatter him," said I, "because nothing I could say would flatter him." Mrs. Thrale then told a story of Hannah Moore, which I think exceeds, in its severity, all the severe things I have yet heard of Dr. Johnson's saying. When she was introduced to him, not long ago, she began singing his praise in the warmest manner, and talking of the pleasure and the instruction she had received from his writings, with the highest encomiums. For some time he heard her with that quietness which a long use...
Página 106 - I should produce a comedy. While Mrs. Thrale was in the midst of her flattering persuasions, the doctor, see-sawing in his chair, began laughing to himself so heartily as to almost shake his seat as well as his sides. We stopped our confabulation, in which he had ceased to join, hoping he would reveal the subject of his mirth ; but he enjoyed it inwardly, without heeding our curiosity, — till at last he said he had been struck with a notion that "Miss Burney would begin her dramatic career by writing...
Página 66 - ' Oh yes ; for no man is angry at another for being inferior to himself. We all scorned him, and admitted his plea. For my part I was such a fool as to pay my share for wine, though I never tasted any.
Página 89 - ... from the man of the house, and he had her taken up : but Bet Flint had a spirit not to be subdued ; so when she found herself obliged to go to jail, she ordered a sedan chair, and bid her footboy walk before her. However, the boy proved refractory, for he was ashamed, though his mistress was not.'1 "And did she ever get out of jail again, sir ?" "Yes, madam; when she came to her trial, the judge acquitted her. ' So now,' she said to me, ' the quilt is my own, and now I'll make a petticoat of...
Página 312 - This was their brother, a most lovely boy of ten years of age, who seems to be not merely the wonder of their family, but of the times, for his astonishing skill in drawing. They protest he has never had any instruction, yet showed us some of his productions that were really beautiful.
Página 67 - Sir Joshua, who began it one day when he was too much engaged to go on with it, was so much caught, that he could think of nothing else, and was quite absent all the day, not knowing a \vord that was said to him : and, when he took it up again, found himself so much interested in it, that he sat up all night to finish it...
Página 60 - The variety of characters — the variety of scenes — and the language — why, she has had very little education but what she has given herself — less than any of the others! " and Mr. Crisp exclaimed, "Wonderful! — it's wonderful!

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