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Page 47 - Malden, the prince's portrait in miniature, painted by the late Mr Meyer. This picture is now in my possession. Within the case was a small heart cut in paper, which I also have; on one side was written, Je ne change qu'en mourant. On the other, Unalterable to my Perdita through life.
Page 137 - When the storms of fortune press'd thee, I have wept to see thee weep ! When relentless cares distress'd thee, I have lull'd those cares to sleep! When with thee what ills could harm me? Thou couldst every pang assuage; But when absent, nought could charm me; Every moment seem'd an age. Fare thee well, ungrateful rover! Welcome Gallia's hostile shore; Now the breezes waft me over; Now we part — TO MEET NO MORE.
Page 63 - He sung with exquisite taste ; and the tones of his voice breaking on the silence of the night, have often appeared to my entranced senses like more than mortal melody.
Page 61 - Osnaburg) were walking down the avenue. They hastened to meet us. A few words, and those scarcely articulate, were uttered by the Prince, when a noise of people approaching from the palace startled us. The moon was now rising ; and the idea of being overheard, or of his Royal Highness being seen out at so unusual an hour, terrified the whole group. After a few more words of the most affectionate nature uttered by the Prince, we parted, and Lord Maiden and myself returned to the island.
Page 79 - In the anguish of my soul, I once more addressed the Prince of Wales; I complained, perhaps too vehemently, of his injustice ; of the calumnies which had been by my enemies fabricated against me, of the falsehood of which he was but too sensible. I conjured him to render me justice. He did so; he wrote me a most eloquent letter, disclaiming the causes alleged by a calumniating world, and fully acquitting me of the charges which had been propagated to destroy me.
Page 120 - Tis mingled with the vital heat That bids my throbbing pulses beat ; Soon shall that vital heat be o'er, Those throbbing pulses beat no more ! No — I will breathe the spicy gale ; Plunge the clear stream, new health exhale ; O'er my pale cheek diffuse the rose, And drink oblivion to my woes.
Page 38 - I hurried through the first scene, not without much embarrassment, owing to the fixed attention with which the Prince of Wales honoured me. Indeed, some flattering remarks which were made by his Royal Highness met my ear as I stood near his box, and I was overwhelmed with confusion.
Page 39 - Malden never ceased conversing with me : he was young, pleasing, and perfectly accomplished. He remarked the particular applause which the prince had bestowed on my performance ; said a thousand civil things ; and detained me in conversation till the evening's performance was concluded.
Page 69 - I waited till the crowd dispersed which surrounded my carriage in expectation of my quitting the shop. But thank heaven ! my heart was not framed in the mould of callous effrontery. I shuddered at the gulf before me, and felt small gratification in the knowledge of having taken a step which many who condemned would have been no less willing to imitate, had they been placed in the same situation.