English Female Artists, Τόμος 1

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Tinsley brothers, 1876 - 865 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 215 - Do not, my love, burn your papers. I have mended little but some bad rhymes. I thought them very pretty, and was much moved in reading them. The red ink is only lake and gum, and with a moist sponge will be washed off.
Σελίδα 197 - Evelina;" though without a shadow of suspicion as to the scribbler; and not contented with her own praise, she said that 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 word 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!
Σελίδα 192 - Garrick was the very soul of the company, and I never saw Johnson in such perfect good humour. Sally knows we have often heard that one can never properly enjoy the company of these two unless they are together.
Σελίδα 162 - Yet hear, alas ! this mournful truth, Nor hear it with a frown ; Thou canst not make the tea so fast As I can gulp it down.
Σελίδα 88 - A pretty fellow for a friend!" said the King, turning to Lord Hervey. "Pray what is it that charms you in him? His pretty limping gait" (and then he acted the Bishop's lameness), "or his nasty stinking breath? — phaugh! — or his silly laugh, when he grins in your face for nothing, and shows his nasty rotten teeth? Or is it his great honesty that charms your Lordship? — his asking a thing of me for one man, and, when he came to have it in his...
Σελίδα 171 - Goldsmith, on which a lady(§) on the other side of the table rose up and reached across to shake hands with her, expressing some desire of being better acquainted with her, it being the first time they had met; on which Dr. Johnson said, " Thus the ancients, on the commencement of their friendships, used to sacrifice a beast betwixt them.
Σελίδα 208 - Tuesday evening we drank tea at Sir Joshua's, with Dr. Johnson. Hannah is certainly a great favourite. She was placed next him, and they had the entire conversation to themselves. They were both in remarkably high spirits ; it was certainly her lucky night ! I never heard her say so many good things. The old genius was extremely jocular, and the young one very pleasant. You would have imagined we had been at some comedy had you heard our peals of laughter. They, indeed, tried which could " pepper...
Σελίδα 37 - ... where he offered one picture to fame, he sacrificed twenty to lucre ; and he met with customers of so little judgment, that they were fond of being painted by a man who would gladly have disowned his works the moment they were paid for.
Σελίδα 208 - I alluded rather flippantly, I fear, to some witty passage in ' Tom Jones : ' he replied. ' I am shocked to hear you quote from so vicious a book. I am sorry to hear you have read it: a confession which no modest lady should ever make. I scarcely know a more corrupt work.

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