Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa; To Which Are Added Poems by the Same Author

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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. 1800 Excerpt: ... «-me. Yet I cannot forgpt that 1 was beloved by the « greatest and most lovely oi mankind. 1 was chosen « front all the rest to make all his campaigns with K him; arid I would not survive him, if I was riot « passionately fond of the princess my daughter. Yet « all my tenderness for her was hardly enough to...
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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. 1800 Excerpt: ... «-me. Yet I cannot forgpt that 1 was beloved by the « greatest and most lovely oi mankind. 1 was chosen « front all the rest to make all his campaigns with K him; arid I would not survive him, if I was riot « passionately fond of the princess my daughter. Yet « all my tenderness for her was hardly enough to « make me preserve my hfe. When X left him, I pas« sed a whole twelvemonth without seeing the light, s Time has softened my despair; yet I now j;ass some « days every week in tears, devoted to the memory c of my sultan. » There was no affectation in these words. It was easy to see she was in a-deep melancholy, though her good humour made her'willing to divert me. She asked me to walk in her garden, and one of her slaves immediately brought her a pelisse of rich brocade lined with sables. I waited on her into the garden, which had nothing in it remarkable but the fountains; and from thence she shewed me all her apartments. In her bed-chamber, her toilet was displayed, consisting of two looking-glasses, the frames covered with pearls, and her night talpoche set with bodkins of jewels, and near it three vests of fine sables, every one of which is at least worth a thousand dollars ( two hundred pounds English money). I don't doubt but these rich habits were purposely placed in sij;ht, though they seemed negligently thrown on the sofa. 'When I took my. leave of her, I was complimented with perfumes, as at the grand vizier's, and presented with a very line embroidered handkerchief. Her slaves were to' the number of thirty, besides ten little ones, the eldest not above seven years old. These were the most beautiful girls I ever saw, all richly dressed; and I observed that the sultana took a great deal of pleasure in...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150112577
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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