Kings and queens of an hour: records of love, romance, oddity and adventure, Issue 613, Volume 2

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Page 2 - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings...
Page 180 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Page 294 - written at three, four, and five o'clock (in the morning) by an octogenary pen ; a heart (as Mrs. Lee says) twenty-six years old, and as HLP feels it to be, all your own.
Page 2 - What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk, Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?
Page 278 - ... and Mrs. Thrale said to him, " Sir, Miss Burney wonders at your patience with such stuff; but I tell her you are used to me, for I believe I torment you with more foolish questions than anybody else dares do." " No, madam," said he, " you don't torment me ; — you tease me, indeed, sometimes." "Ay, so I do, Dr. Johnson, and I wonder you bear with my nonsense.
Page 3 - Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis. Amphibious thing ! that acting either part, The trifling head, or the corrupted heart ; Fop at the toilet, flatterer at the board, Now trips a lady, and now struts a lord.
Page 141 - States ; for savages would blush at the unmanly violation and rapacity that has marked the tracks of British tyranny in America, from which neither virgin innocence nor helpless age has been a plea of protection or pity. " Leith and its port now lies at our mercy ; and did not our humanity stay the hand of just retaliation, I should, without advertisement, lay it in ashes.
Page 73 - If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions that liked me, and breaths that I defied not...
Page 153 - Richard afloat, and, if possible, to bring her into port. For that purpose the first lieutenant of the Pallas continued on board with a party of men to attend the pumps, with boats in waiting ready to take them on board in case the water should gain on them too fast. The wind augmented in the night and the next day, on the 25th, so that it was impossible to prevent the good old ship from sinking.
Page 159 - I'd give to thee, A car which on the waves should smoothly glide along ; The Nereides all about thy side should wait, And gladly sing in triumph of thy state, ' Vivat ! vivat ! the happy virgin Muse ! Of liberty the friend, who tyrant power pursues...

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