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" It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and... "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes... - Page 454
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
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The life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and impartial account of ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...pitch by the misfortunes of its object. ' It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Oueen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles ; and...began to move in, — glittering like the morning * State Trials, vol. ii. p. 360, 363. star, .full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh ! what a revolution...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...\ ' It is now sixteen or Seventeen years since I saw the Oueen of France, then the Dan^>* phiness, at Versailles ; and surely never lighted on this orb,...began to move in, — glittering like the morning * State Trials, vol. ii, p. 360, 363. star, full of life, and splendour, add joy. Oh ! what, a revolution...
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The Port Folio

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...Burke's use of this figure in his celebrated description of the queen of France is of a similar nature: " It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the eleyated sphere she just began to moves in ; glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendor,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 46

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, William Empson, Macvey Napier, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1827
...celebrated comparison of the Queen of France, though going to the verge of chaste style, hardly passes it. ' And surely, never ' lighted on this orb, which she...morning star, full of life, and splendour, ' and joy.' — (Ibid.) AH his writings, but especially his later ones, abound in examples of the abuse of this...
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Memoirs of Maria Antoinetta, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of ..., Volume 1

Joseph Weber - 1805
...within it which possesses mine : " It is now," said the immortal Burke, in 1790, "sixteen or eighteen years since I saw the " Queen of France, then the...just above " the horizon, decorating and cheering the ele" vated sphere she just began to move in — glit" tering like the morning star, full of life, and...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 3

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1807
...save herself from the last disgrace; and that, if she must fall, she will fall by no ignoble hand. It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began tomove in, — glittering like the morning-star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh ! what a...
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American Lady's Preceptor: A Compilation of Observations, Essays, and ...

Women - 1811 - 300 pages
...deposited, and consumed in the same manner. Mr. Burke's animated description of the late Queen . of France. IT is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the...splendour, and joy. Oh! what a revolution! and what a heart must I have, to contemplate without emotion, that elevation and that fall! Little did I dream,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...conquer —or die ! . SECTION II. Eulogium of Antoinette, the late Queen of France. IT is now sixteen-or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then...-horizon,. decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she had just began to move in,— —glittering like the morning star ; full of life, and splendor, and...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 82, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1812
...Queen of France, then tlw Dauphiness, at Versailles ; and surely never alighted on this orb, which site hardly seemed to touch, a more DELIGHTFUL VISION....cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in, — if littering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, and joy." - - " tittle did I dream...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 5

Edmund Burke - France - 1815
...fall, she will fail by no ignoble hand. It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the the qgeen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles ; and...she just began to move in, — glittering like the morning-star, full • of life, and splendour, and joy. Oh ! what a revolution ! and what an heart...
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