Chronicles of Fashion: From the Time of Elizabeth to the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century, in Manners, Amusements, Banquets, Costume, Etc, Volume 2

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Richard Bentley, 1845
 

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Página 324 - He should, or he should not ; — for he made me mad, To see him shine so brisk, and smell so sweet, And talk so like a waiting-gentlewoman Of guns, and drums, and wounds, (God save the mark !) And telling me the sovereign 'st thing on earth Was
Página 140 - No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other! The suffering eye inverted nature sees, Trees cut to statues, statues thick as trees ; With here a fountain, never to be play'd, And there a summer-house that knows no shade. The
Página 349 - And calls forth all the wonders of her face ; Sees by degrees a purer blush arise, And keener lightnings quicken in her eyes. The busy sylphs surround their darling care : These set the head, and those divide the hair ; Some fold the sleeve, whilst others plait the gown : And Betty's praised for labours not her own.
Página 324 - pestered with a popinjay, Out of my grief and my impatience Answer'd neglectingly, I know not what, He should, or he should not ; — for he made me mad, To see him shine so brisk, and smell so sweet, And talk so like a waiting-gentlewoman Of guns, and drums, and wounds, (God save the mark !) And telling me the
Página 140 - Consult the genius of the place in all, That tells the waters or to rise or fall ; Or helps the ambitious hill the heavens to scale, Or scoops in circling theatres the vale ; Calls in the country, catches opening glades, Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades.
Página 221 - And partly that I did his Sire some wrong, And partly, that bright names will hallow song ; And his was of the bravest, and when showered The death-bolts deadliest the thinned files along, Even where the thickest of war's tempest lowered, They reached no nobler breast than thine, young gallant Howard
Página 359 - To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust the important charge, the petticoat ; Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail, Tho' stiff with hoops, and arni'd with ribs of whale. Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference around.
Página 286 - When health required it would consent to roam, Else more attach'd to pleasures found at home. But now alike, gay widow, virgin, wife, Ingenious to diversify dull life, In coaches, chaises, caravans, and hoys, Fly to the coast for daily, nightly joys ; And all, impatient of dry land, agree With one consent to rush into the sea.
Página 416 - have known it rise and fall within thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that we appeared as grasshoppers before
Página 405 - this flutter was capable of expressing any emotion which might agitate the bosom of the fair holder at the moment. There was "the angry flutter, the modest flutter, the timorous flutter, the confused flutter, the merry flutter, and the amorous flutter." Nay, the Spectator declares that he could tell by merely seeing the fan of a disciplined

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