Catalogue of the important collection of manuscripts, from Stowe. Which will be sold by auction, by messrs. S. Leigh Sotheby & co., 11th June, 1849, and 7 following days

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Page 158 - Tis but the funeral of the former year. Let joy or ease, let affluence or content, And the gay conscience of a life well spent, Calm every thought, inspirit every grace, Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face Let day improve on day, and year on year, Without a pain, a trouble, or a fear...
Page 157 - Adieu, dear Patty, and believe me to be one of your truest friends and humblest servants ; and that, since I can never live in England, my greatest happiness would be to have you and Mr. Pope condemned, during my life, to live in Ireland, he at the deanery, and you, for...
Page 158 - for if anything under Paradise could set me beyond all " earthly cogitations, Stowe might do it. It is much more " beautiful this year, than when I saw it before, and much
Page 157 - I am told you have a mind to receive a letter from me, which is a very undecent declaration in a young lady, and almost a confession that you have a mind to write to me ; for as to the fancy of looking on me as a man sans consequence, it is what I will never understand. I am told likewise you grow every day younger, and more a fool, which is directly contrary to me, who grow wiser and older, and at this rate we shall never agree. I long to see you a London lady, where you are...
Page 142 - Turks, has displayed all the excellencies that narration can admit. His style, though somewhat obscured by time, and sometimes vitiated by false wit, is pure, nervous, elevated, and clear.

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