The British Prose Writers; Lady M.W. Montagu's Letters from Constantinople Volume 7

The British Prose Writers; Lady M.W. Montagu's Letters from Constantinople Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...reading English--Wednesday, stndying in the Turkish language (in which, by the way, I am already very learned)--Thursday, classical anthors--Friday, spent in writing--Saturday, at my needle--and Sunday admitting of visits, and hearing of music, is a better way of disposing of the week, than Monday at the drawing-room--Tuesday, lady Mohun's--Wednesday, at the opera--Thursday, the play--Friday, Mrs. Chetwynd's, &c. a perpetual round of hearing the same scandal, and sejing the same follies acted over and over, which here affect me no more than they do other dead people. I can now hear of displeasing things with pity, and without indignation. The reflection on the great gulf between you and me cools all news that come hither. 1 can neither be sensibly touched with joy nor grief, when I consider that possibly the canse of either is removed before the letter comes to my hands. But (as I said before) this indolence does not extend to my few friendships; I am still warmly sensible of yours and Mr. Congreve's, and desire to live in your remembrance, though dead to all the world beside. I am, &c. fee. INDEX. No. Pafc I. To the Countess of Mar 7 II. To Mrs. Skerret g III. To Mrs. S. C 11 IV. To the Lady Rich IS V. To the Countess of Bristol 15 VI. To Mrs. Thistlethwayte 17 VII. To the Countess of Mar 10 VIII. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 14 IX. To Mr. Pope 28 X. To the Countess of Mar 32 XI. To the Lady Rich 37 XII. To Mrs. I histlethwayte 41 XIII. To the Lady X' 44 XIV. To Mr. Pope '... 48 XV. To the Countess of Mar 50 XVI. To the Countess of Mar 52 XVII. To the Countess of Mar....... 56 XVIII. To the Countess of Bristol 57 XIX. To the Lady Rich 59 XX. To the Countess of Mar Cl XXI. To the Lady Rich.. 6S XXII. To the Countess of Mar 66 XXIII. Mr. Pope...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644247
  • 9781236644244