... nature should raise in me such pleasing ideas, as when I look upon that excellent woman. That fading in her countenance is chiefly caused by her watching with me in my fever. This was followed by a fit of sickness, which had like to have carried her... The Tatler - Page 2941804Full view
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William Makepeace Thackeray - 2007 - 283 pages
...with me in my fever. This was followed by a fit of sickness, which had like to have carried her off last winter. I tell you, sincerely, I have so many...to what you say of fifteen, she gives me every day pleasure beyond what I ever knew in the possession of her beauty when I was in the vigour of youth....