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Letters to Julia; In Rhyme, to Which Are Added Lines Written at Ampthill-Park (Paperback) Loot Price: R293
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Letters to Julia; In Rhyme, to Which Are Added Lines Written at Ampthill-Park (Paperback): Henry Luttrell

Letters to Julia; In Rhyme, to Which Are Added Lines Written at Ampthill-Park (Paperback)

Henry Luttrell

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Loot Price R293 Discovery Miles 2 930

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: LETTER II. A School for Widows The Ball-Room at Almack's Waltzing Quadrilling Rules and Regulations A Ball of other Times A Guide to Matrimony Cautions to younger Brothers The French Play Pris The Palais-Royal Spectacles Scene on the Boulevards? time, evening The Tuilleries-Gardens A London Fog Invocation to Chemistry The Folie-Beaujon Parisian Belles A Protest against Cachemires Maisons deJeu English Lotteries?A new Tax proposed The coming on of a Bore. TO JULIA. LETTER II. I Care not, cousin, if I hurt Your feelings: you're a hardened flirt. Here, in a melancholy letter, Charles tells me he is used no better, And begs, iu language quite pathetic, The favour of my rod poetic, To lay a few more gentle lashes On haughty Julia with two dashes. Still you exhaust each female art To make a plaything of his heart, By dealing it a see-saw measure Of hope and fear, of pain and pleasure. For shame ! That hacknied, stale pretence Of coldness and indifference Is far too flimsy a disguise To cheat the most unpractised eyes. Your heart and mad-cap head, 'tis plain, Agree like antidote and bane, For though you frown upon, and flout him, You fidget, if three days without him. Why thus capricious and uneven ? Oh, you 've " an oath, ?an oath in heaven," Since Death's cold fingers turned the key Of wedlock once, and set you free, Never to rivet on again The galling matrimonial chain. Such is the vow of every widow. Thus, long resolved, at last poor Dido Thought as her sister did, and I do, That one good husband might be reckoned A fair excuse to try a second. Chain, if you will?but wherefore galling ? Why, marriage is your sex's calling. Awhile rejoicing to be free, How soon you loath your liberty, Reno...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Henry Luttrell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85770-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-85770-1
Barcode: 9780217857703

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