Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague; Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague; Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...the Tnrkish langnage (in which, by the way. I am already very learned); thnrsday, elassieal anthors; frlday, spent in writing; satnrday, at my needle, and snnday, admitting of visits and hearing of mnsick, Is a hetter way of disposing of the weck, than monday, at the drawing-room; tnesday, lady Mohan's; Wednesday, at the opera; thnrsday, the play; friday, Mrs. Chetwynd's, ete., a perpetnal ronnd of hearing the same seandal, and seeing the same follies aeted over and over, which here affeet me no more than they do other dead pcople. I ean now hear of displeasing things withont pity and withont indignation. The refleetion on the great gnlph hetween yon and me, coots all news that comes hither. I ean neither he sensibly tonched with joy or grief, when I consider that, possibly, the eanse of either Is removed hefore the letter comes to my hands. Bnt, as I said hefore, this indolence does not extend to my few friendships; I am still warmly sensible of yonrs and Mr. Longreve's, and desire to live in yonr remembrance, thoagh dead to all the world heside. I am, ete. etc XXXVII. To The Lady--. Belgrade village, Jnne 17, O. S. I Heartily heg yonr ladyship's pardon; but I really conld not forhear langhing heartily at yonr letter, and the commissions yon are pleased to hononr me with. Yon desire me to bny yon a Grecks lave, who is to he mistress of a thonsand good qnalities, The Grecks are snbjeets, and not slaves. Those who are to be honght in that manner, are either snch as are taken in war, or stolen by the Tartars, from Rnssia, Cireassfa, or Gcorgia, and are snch miserable awkward poor wretehes, yon wonld not think any of them worthy to he yonr honse-maids. 'Tis trne, that many thousands were taken in the Morea; bnt they have been most of them redeemed...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649729
  • 9781236649720