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The 18th century was once a wealth of information, exploration and speedily transforming into know-how and increasing record-keeping made attainable through advances within the printing press. In its selection to maintain the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its personal: digitization of epic proportions to maintain those valuable works within the greatest archive of its type. Now for the 1st time those top of the range electronic copies of unique 18th century manuscripts come in print, making them hugely available to libraries, undergraduate scholars, and self sufficient scholars.
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Lady M--y W---y M---e = girl Mary Wortley Montagu. Preface signed: M. A., i.e. Mary Astell.

London : published for M. Cooper, 1783. viii,280p. ; 12°

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They've got no wage, yet their chambers at court docket, the place they dwell in a type of confinement, now not being suffered to visit the assemblies or public locations on the town, other than in praise to the marriage of a sister maid, whom the empress continuously provides along with her photo set in diamonds. the 3 first of them are known as women of the most important, and put on gold keys via their facets; yet what i locate so much friendly, is the customized which obliges them, so long as they dwell, when they have left the empress’s carrier, to make her a few current each year at the day of her ceremonial dinner. Her majesty is served via no married ladies however the grande maîtresse, who's more often than not a widow of the 1st caliber, continuously very outdated, and is even as groom of the stole, and mom of the maids. The dressers are usually not in any respect within the determine they faux to in England, being appeared upon no differently than as downright chambermaids. I had viewers subsequent day of the empress mom, a princess of significant advantage and goodness, yet who piques herself a lot on a violent devotion, she is endlessly appearing remarkable acts of penance, with no need ever performed something to deserve them. She has a similar variety of maids of honour, whom she suffers to head in colors; yet she herself by no means quits her mourning; and certain not anything will be extra dismal than the mourning right here, even for a brother. there's not in the least of linen to be visible; all black crape rather than it. The neck, ears, and facet of the face coated with a plaited piece of an identical stuff, and the face that peeps out in the course of it, seems like it have been pilloried. The widows put on, over and above, a crape brow fabric; and during this solemn weed visit all of the public areas of diversion with no scruple. the next day to come i used to be to attend at the empress Amelia, who's now at her palace of retirement 880 yards from town. I had there the excitement of seeing a diversion totally new to me, yet that's the typical entertainment of this courtroom. The empress herself was once seated on a bit throne on the finish of an outstanding alley within the backyard, and on both sides of her have been ranged events of her women of honour with different younger girls of caliber, headed via the 2 younger archduchesses, all wearing their hair jam-packed with jewels, with fantastic gentle weapons of their palms; and at right distances have been put 3 oval photos, that have been the marks to be shot at. the 1st was once that of a CUPID, filling a bumper of Burgundy, and the motto, ’Tis effortless to be valiant the following. the second one, a FORTUNE, protecting a garland in her hand, the motto, For her whom Fortune favours. The 3rd used to be a SWORD, with a laurel wreath at the aspect, the motto, here's no disgrace to the vanquished. —Near the empress used to be a gilded trophy wreathed with plant life, and made up of little crooks, on that have been hung wealthy Turkish handkerchiefs, tippets, ribbons, laces, &c. , for the small prizes. The empress gave the 1st along with her personal hand, which was once an exceptional ruby ring set around with diamonds, in a gold snuff-box. there has been for the second one, a bit Cupid set with brilliants: and in addition to those, a suite of excellent china for a tea-table enchased in gold, japan trunks, lovers, and plenty of gallantries of a similar nature.

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