The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, Том 1

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Стр. 231 - ... Handel has set up an oratorio against the operas, and succeeds. He has hired all the goddesses from farces and the singers of Roast Beef* from between the acts at both theatres, with a man with one note in his voice, and a girl without ever an one ; and so they sing, and make brave hallelujahs ; and the good company encore the recitative, if it happens to have any cadence like what they call a tune.
Стр. cxxvii - Yes, she has one, I must aver : When all the world conspires to praise her, The woman's deaf and does not hear.
Стр. 191 - ... in the street, and others honest labouring women. One of the dead was a poor washerwoman, big with child, who was returning home late from washing. One of the constables is taken, and others absconded; but I question if any of them will suffer death, though the greatest criminals in this town are the officers of justice; there is no tyranny they do not exercise, no villainy of which they do not partake.
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Стр. 56 - I am employed pour barbouiller une page de 7 pounces et demie en hauteur, et 5 en largeur ; and to inform you that we are at Florence, a city of Italy, and the capital of Tuscany : the latitude I cannot justly tell, but it is governed by a prince called Great Duke; an excellent place to employ all one's animal sensations in, but utterly contrary to one's rational powers.

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