The poetical works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed by Winthrop Mackworth Praed

The poetical works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed

byWinthrop Mackworth Praed

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... LETTER FROM MISS AMELIA JANE MORTIMER, LONDON, TO SIR HENRY CLIFFORD, PARIS. Dear Harry you owe me a letter--Nay, I really believe it is two; But I make you still farther my debtor--I send you this brief billet-doux. The shock was so great when we parted, I can't overcome my regret: At first I was quite broken-hearted, And have never recovered it yet! I have scarcely been out to a party, But have sent an excuse, or been ill; I have played but three times at ecarte, And danced but a single quadrille; And then I was sad, for my heart ne'er One moment ceased thinking of thee--I'd a handsome young man for a partner, And a handsomer still vis-a-vis. But I had such a pain in my forehead, And I felt so ennuied and so tired, I must have looked perfectly horrid--Yet they say I was really admired! You'll smile--but mamma heard a lancer, As he whispered his friend, and, said he, "The best and most beautiful dancer Is the lady in white"--meaning me! I've been once to Lord Dorival's soirees, Whose daughter in music excels--Do they still wear the silk they call moirees 1 They will know if you ask at Pardel's--She begged me to join in a duett, But the melody died on my tongue; And I thought I should never get through it, It was one we so often have sung. In your last you desire me to mention The news of the court and the town; But there's nothing new worth your attention, Or deserving of my noting down. They say things are bad in the city, And pa thinks they'll only get worse; And they say new bonnets are pretty, But I think them quite the reverse. Lady Black has brought out her three daughters, Good figures but timid and shy; Mrs. White's gone to Bath for the waters, And the doctors declare she will die. It's all off 'twixt Miss Brown and Sir Stephen,...

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Title:The poetical works of Winthrop Mackworth PraedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217630464

ISBN - 13:9780217630467

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