Letters Addressed to the REV. W.J. Temple, Publ. with Intr. and Notes [By Sir P. Francis]

Letters Addressed to the REV. W.J. Temple, Publ. with Intr. and Notes [By Sir P. Francis]

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...but the grand species, is an enjoyment; and I go further than Mr. Johnson, for the facts which I heard convinced me. The latter pleases my old feudal spirit. You are clearly right in your criticism on his using the word elegance, when he speaks of Hebridian entertainment. I must tell him too that when he says Scotch is seldom heard in splendid companies, he gives a word too great, for I hardly ever saw a splendid company at Edinburgh. I am pleased with Lord Lisburne, that he should fancy my remarks: I have them written out, and you shall see them. I never had a letter from his Lordship but one, long ago, which I answered. I shall pay my respects to him at the Admiralty. I am now so far on my way to London in the fly. It is Saturday night, and we repose here all Sunday. I have an acquaintance in Grantham, the Rev. Mr. Palmer, who was chaplain to the late Speaker: he is a worthy, learned, social man. I sent him a card that I would breakfast with him tomorrow, if not inconvenient for him: his answer is just come, which you shall hear: --As breakfasting will be attended with some inconveniences in the present state of his family, he will be very glad of the favour of his company to a family dinner tomorrow at two o'clock. What can be the meaning of this? How can breakfasting be inconvenient to a family that dines? Can he wish to lie long in the morning, that Queen Mab may be with him, "tickling the parson as he lies asleep?" or can his wife and daughter not dress early enough? Pray guess in your next, with a sacerdotal sagacity, what this can be. I shall try to learn, and let you know. It is now early in the morning. I am writing in a great English parlour, to have my letter ready for the post at nine; it is comfortable to have such an...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • English
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  • 1236581873
  • 9781236581877