Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Boywer, Printer, F.S.A. and Many of His Learned Friends an in

Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Boywer, Printer, F.S.A. and Many of His Learned Friends an in

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...strength of British forces, and the antiquity of the English Monarchy; the Bishop bearing the treasure of divine trudis; the King, the ensigns of Royalty; the Queen, of love and harmony; the cross on his crown, and the spurs on his feet; the venerable chair, brought from Scotland, A. D. 1296; the people's concern for the absence of Prince Frederick, and gratitude for the presence of Duke William; the act of crowning proclaimed by cannons, and beaming forth with the concentrated blaze of coronets; the medals of the King and Queen, ennobled less from their metal than their impresses; the toil of the day; the narrowness of the hall; the leveling of the Law courts; the King's majestic seat between them; the sumptuousness of the present tables, and tiie frugality of the antients; the small-beer fee; the tribute of three maple cups; the pyramids of sweetmeats; the terror of the champion; the ill-timed slumber of an over-tired spectator; the candles touched into light; the rapine of the vulgar; no abatement of the universal joy from an unhappy accident; the King, in his turn, a partaker of the Lord Mayor's pomp, having first contemplated it in the peaceful mansion of a Quaker, &c. On each particular the reader will find some reflexion, which will prevent his being, in the ensuing procession, an unimproved spectator. "For another particular we have more reason to apologise, that, though in the Translations which are distinguished by being included in crotchets we have in general kept close to the originals, yet in some few instances we have deviated from them, when we thought the point of the epigram might be somewhat sharpened, without any injury to the scope of it. This we have sparingly done; and, whenever we have taken that liberty, have...show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514831
  • 9781236514837