The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Том 1

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Стр. 315 - Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground ; For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung, That not a mountain rears its head unsung, Renown'd in verse each shady thicket grows, And every stream in heavenly numbers flows.
Стр. 267 - People send to one another to know if any of their family has a mind to have the smallpox; they make parties for this purpose, and when they are met (commonly fifteen or sixteen together), the old woman comes...
Стр. 267 - I am patriot enough to take pains to bring this useful invention into fashion in England; and I should not fail to write to some of our doctors very particularly about it, if I knew any one of them that I thought had virtue enough to destroy such a considerable branch of their revenue, for the good of mankind. But that distemper is too beneficial to them, not to expose to all their resentment the hardy wight (sic) that should undertake to put an end to it.
Стр. xli - Review," of which he was then conductor. " The publication of these letters will be an immortal monument to the memory of lady MWM and will shew, as long as the English language endures, the sprightliness of her wit, the solidity of her judgment, the elegance of her taste, and the excellence of her real character. These letters are so bewitchingly entertaining, that we defy the most phlegmatic man on earth to read one without going through with them, or after finishing the third volume, not to wish...
Стр. 246 - To tell you the truth, I had wickedness enough to wish secretly that Mr Jervas could have been there invisible. I fancy it would have very much improved his art to see so many fine women naked in different postures...
Стр. 343 - I received the news of Mr. Addison's being declared secretary of state with the less surprise, in that I know that post was almost offered to him before. At that time he declined it, and [I] really believe that he would have done well to have declined it now. Such a post as that, and such a wife as the countess, do not seem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that is asthmatic, and we may see the day...
Стр. 259 - Among the rest, you have all I am worth, that is, my works : there are few things in them but what you have already seen, except the epistle of Eloisa to Abelard, in which you will find one passage, that I cannot tell whether to wish you should understand or not.
Стр. 246 - Guido or Titian ; and most of their skins shiningly white, only adorned by their beautiful hair divided into many tresses, hanging on their shoulders, braided either with pearl or ribbon, perfectly representing the figures of the Graces.
Стр. 275 - Nothing could be more artful, or more proper to raise certain ideas. The tunes so soft ! the motions so languishing ! accompanied with pauses and dying eyes! halffalling back, and then recovering themselves in so artful a manner...
Стр. 206 - I must be of correspondence with a person who had taught me long ago, that it was as possible to esteem at first sight, as to love : and who has since ruined me for all the conversation of one sex, and almost all the friendship of the other. I am but too sensible, through your means, that the company of men wants a certain softness to recommend it, and that of women wants...

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