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Page 159 - Dion, but made small progress in it. As to his other affairs, he died poor, but honest, leaving no debts or legacies, except of a few pounds to Mr. Trumbull and my lady, in token of respect, gratefulness, and mutual esteem. I shall with pleasure take upon me to draw this amiable, quiet, deserving, unpretending christian and philosophical character, in his epitaph. There truth may be spoken in a few words. As for flourish...
Page 182 - The queen has told all the lords the reasons of her parting with him, viz., "that he neglected all business ; that he was seldom to be understood ; that when he did explain himself, she could not depend upon the truth of what he said ; that he never came to her at the time she appointed ; that he often came drunk ; lastly, to crown all, he behaved himself towards her with bad manners, indecency, and disrespect.
Page 158 - Fenton, before y" came ; but stay'd to have inform'd myself & you of ye circumstances of it. All I hear is, that he felt a Gradual Decay, tho' so early in Life, & was declining for 5 or 6 months. It was not, as I apprehended, the Gout in his Stomach, but I believe rather a Complication first of Gross...
Page 289 - nodded in company;" and once slumbered at his own table while the Prince of Wales was talking of poetry.
Page 345 - I wish you had any motive to see this kingdom. I could keep you, for I am rich, that is, I have more than I want. I can afford room for yourself and two servants ; I have indeed room enough, nothing but myself at home. The kind and hearty housewife is dead ! the agreeable and instructive neighbour is gone ! Yet my house is enlarged and the gardens extend and flourish, as knowing nothing of the guests they have lost.
Page 378 - God, guilt was never a rational thing ; it distorts all the faculties of the mind ; it perverts them ; it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason ; it puts him into confusion. He has recourse to such miserable and absurd expedients for covering his guilt, as all those who are used to sit in the seat of judgment know have been the cause of detection of half the villanies in the world.
Page 158 - As to any papers left behind him, I dare say they can be but few; for this reason, he never wrote out of vanity, or thought much of the applause of men. I know an...
Page 265 - The society of Mohocks," says Lord Chesterfield, " never existed. " 1 "The historical part," observes Lord Chesterfield of Swift's Four Last Years of the Queen, "is a party pamphlet, founded on the lie of the day, which, as Lord Bolingbroke, who had read it, often assured me, was coined and delivered out to him, to write Examiners and other political papers upon.
Page 117 - Magazine," under the name of Chester. He died at Bath, November 16, 1745, and was buried in the Abbey Church. Of Broome, though it cannot be said that he was a great poet, it would be unjust to deny that he was an excellent versifier ; his lines are smooth and sonorous, and his diction is select and elegant. His rhymes are sometimes unsuitable ; in his " Melancholy," he makes breath rhyme to birth in one place, and to earth in another.