The autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, mrs. Delany, ed. by lady Llanover, Volume 1

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Pagina 567 - The world was all before him, where to choose His place of rest, and Providence his guide.3 80.
Pagina 256 - Some testimonies of learned men, in favour of the intended edition of the Saxon Homilies, concerning the learning of the author of those homilies, and the advantages to be hoped for from an edition of them. In a letter from the publisher to a doctor in divinity...
Pagina 561 - I choose to bestow to the said earl, because they belonged to her late most excellent Majesty queen Anne, of ever glorious, immortal, and truly pious memory, the real nursing mother of her kingdoms.
Pagina 264 - OF what an easy, quick access, My blessed Lord, art Thou ! how suddenly May our requests Thine ear invade ! To show that state dislikes not easiness. If I but lift mine eyes, my suit is made : Thou canst no more not hear, than Thou canst die.
Pagina 67 - ... for her. Yet still his pride struggled with his inclination ; for all this time she was engaged to sing in public, a circumstance very grievous to her, but urged by the best of motives, she submitted to it, in order to assist her parents, whose fortune was much reduced by Mr. Robinson's loss of sight, which deprived him of the benefit of his profession as a painter.
Pagina 444 - ... cobwebs and dirt and mortar; then found me in his own room on a ladder writing on a picture : and half an hour afterwards lying on the grass in the court with the dogs and the children, in my slippers and without my hat. He had...
Pagina 188 - Queen; she hopes by such an unprecedented order as this is that the King will see as few as he wishes at his Court, particularly such as dare to think or speak truth.
Pagina 42 - ... service, although it might be difficult to see how their experience was improved by it. It was no uncommon thing for a commission to be obtained for a child in the cradle ; and when he came from college, the fortunate youth was at least a lieutenant of some standing, by dint of fair promotion. To sum up this catalogue of abuses, commissions were in some instances bestowed upon young ladies, when pensions could not be had. We...
Pagina 134 - The above fact is cited, in a note to Lord Hervey's Memoirs, as an excuse for borrowing and hiring. 1 There are frequent allusions in these letters to the purchase and selection of flax. Mary Granville and her mother were celebrated spinners, both in flax and in that preparation of wool called Jersey.
Pagina 277 - Hogarth has promised to give me some instructions about drawing that will be of great use, — some rules of his own that he says will improve me more in a day than a year's learning in the common way.

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