The Life and Adventures of Peg Woffington, Τόμος 2


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Σελίδα 81 - London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems; whence any mean production is called Grub-street" — , " lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Σελίδα 130 - Faith ! Madam, I heartily wish to be rich, if it were only for this reason, to say without a blush how much I esteem you ; but alas ! I have many a fatigue to encounter before that happy time comes, when your poor old simple friend may again give a loose to the luxuriance of his nature, sitting by Kilmore fire-side, recount the various adventures of a hard-fought life, laugh over the follies of the day, join his flute to your harpsichord, and forget that ever he starved in those streets, where Butler...
Σελίδα 26 - Helen, though neither of them, nor anything about them, have yet been teterrima belli causa. They went the other day to see Hampton Court ; as they were going into the Beauty -room ', another company arrived ; the housekeeper said, ' This way, ladies ; here are the Beauties.
Σελίδα 129 - However, it is probable you may one of these days see me turned into a perfect hunks, and as dark and intricate as a mouse-hole. I have already given my landlady orders for an entire reform in the state of my finances. I declaim against hot suppers, drink less sugar in my tea, and check my grate with brick-bats.
Σελίδα 126 - Since I knew what it was to be a man this is a pleasure I have not known. I have passed my days among a parcel of cool, designing beings, and have contracted all their suspicious manner in my own behavior. I should actually be as unfit for the society of my friends at home as I detest that which I am obliged to partake of here.
Σελίδα 132 - No, Sir ; had I been a sharper, had I been possessed of less good nature and native generosity, I might surely now have been in better circumstances.
Σελίδα 133 - Teach then, my dear Sir, to your son thrift and economy. Let his poor wandering uncle's example be placed before his eyes. I had learned from books to be disinterested and generous, before I was taught from experience the necessity of being prudent.
Σελίδα 84 - Even the poorest pitied him ; and they well might pity him. For if their condition was equally abject, their aspirings were not equally high, nor their sense of insult equally acute. To lodge in a garret up four pair of stairs, to dine in a cellar...
Σελίδα 88 - I have heard that illustrious scholar assert (and he never varied from the truth of fact) that he subsisted himself for a considerable space of time upon the scanty pittance of fourpence halfpenny per day.
Σελίδα 135 - ... their misery. But who are those who make the streets their couch, and find a short repose from wretchedness at the doors of the opulent?

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