The Works of Thomas Gray Volume 3

The Works of Thomas Gray Volume 3

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...of erudition. I congratulate you on our glorious successes in the Mediterranean. Shall we go in time, and hire a house together in Switzerland? It is a fine poetical country to look at, and nobody there will un-derstand a word we say or write. I had sent him my first idea of Caractacus, drawn out in a short argument.--Mason. LXII. MR. GRAY TO DR. WHARTON. v DEAR DOCTOR, Stoke, Oct. 15, 1756. I Have not been dead, but only gone to was seized with a cruel fit of the gout, which held him five weeks, and as he had no other company in the house, it was impossible to leave him in that condition. Since my return I have made a visit of four days at Twickenham. I shall probably stay here till the middle of next month, and then transplant myself to London, if Mrs. Wharton and you de bon cceur have no objection to me. If any thing has happened, since I saw you, to make it inconvenient, I insist upon being told so. I have heard the story of the Lyon, and its consequences, though you say not a word about it. Pray inform me how Miss Peggy got over her operation. Leicester-house is (as I suppose you know) settling upon its own terms, 40,000 a year for the Prince; 5000 for P. Ed-; no removing to St. James's; Earl of Bute, Groom of the Stole, (there is for you); Mr. Stone, Controller of the (a concession by way of thanks). Lords of the Bedchamber I have forgot. The MS. is imperfect in this place. Miss Shepherd's Mr. Ingram, and Mr. Onslow, the Speaker's son, Grooms of the Bedchamber; are you upon the list? Shew me such another king as the K. of Prussia. Every body used to call him coxcomb; and to be sure he is one; but a coxcomb (it is plain) may make a figure far superior to the ordinary run of kings. I delight in his treatment of the K. of...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769708
  • 9781236769701