Journal to Stella (Letter I-XXXVII)

Archibald Constable and Company Edinburgh; White, Cochrane, and Company and Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1814

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Pàgina 215 - I called at Mr Secretary, to see what the D— ailed him on Sunday ; I made him a very proper speech, told him I observed he was much out of temper; that I did not expect he would tell me the cause, but would be glad to see he was in better ; and one thing I warned him of, never to appear cold to me, for I would not be treated like a schoolboy; that I had felt too much of that in my life already...
Pàgina 179 - We are plagued here with an October Club ; that is, a set of above a hundred Parliamentmen of the country, who drink October beer at home, and meet every evening at a tavern near the Parliament, to consult affairs, and drive things on to extremes against the Whigs, to call the old ministry to account, and get off five or six heads.
Pàgina 318 - There was a Drawing-room to-day at Court; but so few company, that the Queen sent for us into her bed-chamber, where we made our bows, and stood about twenty of us round the room, while she looked at us round with her fan in her mouth, and once a minute said about three words to some that were nearest her, and then she was told dinner was ready, and went out.
Pàgina 126 - He is covetous as hell, and ambitious as the prince of it : he would fain have been general for life, and has broken all endeavours for peace, to keep his greatness and get money. He told the queen he was neither covetous nor ambitious.
Pàgina 318 - I went to the rehearsal of it, and there was Margarita, and her sister, and another drab, and a parcel of fiddlers ; I was weary, and would not go to the meeting, which I am sorry for, because I heard it was a great assembly.
Pàgina 29 - I am already represented to Harley as a discontented person, that was used ill for not being whig enough ; and I hope for good usage from him. The tories dryly tell me, I may make my fortune, if I please ; but I do not understand them, or rather, I do understand them.
Pàgina 264 - MD's felicity is the great end I aim at in all my pursuits. And so let us talk no more on this subject, which makes me melancholy, and that I would fain divert. Believe me, no man breathing at present has less share of...
Pàgina 226 - Surely you have heard of him. He has been a mountebank, and is the Queen's oculist ; he makes admirable punch, and treats you in gold vessels. But I am engaged, and wont go, neither indeed am I fond of the jaunt.
Pàgina 291 - He was damnably mauled one day when he was drunk ; he was at cuffs with a brother footman, who dragged him along the floor upon his face, which looked for a week after as if he had the leprosy ; and I was glad enough to see it.
Pàgina 161 - He'd rather choose that I should die Than his prediction prove a lie : Not one foretells I shall recover, But all agree to give me over. Yet should some neighbour feel a pain Just in the parts where I complain, How many a message would he send ! What hearty prayers that I should mend...

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