The Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, with Letters to James Brown

The Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, with Letters to James Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...the royal table, and rising as high as the canopy itself. The several bodies that were to form the procession issued from behind the throne gradually and in order, and, proceeding down the steps, were ranged on either side of hall. All the privy councillors that are commoners (I think) were there, except Mr. Pitt, mightily dressed in rich stuffs of gold and colours, with long flowing wigs, some of them comical figures enough. The Knights of the Bath, with their high plumage, were very ornamental. Of the Scotch peers or peeresses that you see in the list very few walked, and of the English dowagers as few, though many of them were in town, and among the spectators. The noblest and most graceful figures among the ladies were the Marchioness of Kildare (as Viscountess Loin Compare Walpole's account of the Coronation in his Letters to Horace Mann, vol. i. pp. 41-44, and Misc. Letters, iv. 171; Adolphus's History, vol. i. p. 35; also Walpole's George III. vol. i. p. 73; Letters to Conway, xLrv. xLv. The following description of the Queen was written by a lady of high rank in Germany to one in England, 27 July, 1761, and is among the MSS. of the British Museum: --" Voulez vous le portrait de votre future reine tel qu'il m'a ete faite par une amie actuellement a Strelitz avec elle? Cette princesse est de menue taille, plutot grande que petite. La taille fine, la demarche aisee, la gorge jolie, les mains aussi, le visage rond, les yeux bleux et douce, la bouche grande mais bien bordee, d'un fort bel incarnat, et les plus belles dents du monde, que l'ouvrit toutes des qu'el1e parle ou rit, extremement blanche, dansant tres bien, l'air extremement gracieux et accueillant, un grand...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788095
  • 9781236788092