The poetical works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed by Winthrop Mackworth PraedThe 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,...
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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217630464

ISBN - 13:9780217630467

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