Letters of Baron Bielfeld ...: Containing Original Anecdotes of the Prussian Court for the Last Twenty Years, المجلد 3

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الصفحة 63 - La nature, marâtre en ces affreux climats, Ne produit, au lieu d'or, que du fer, des soldats : Son sein tout hérissé n'offre aux désirs de l'homme Rien qui puisse tenter l'avarice de Rome.
الصفحة 101 - ... could not prevent fome of us, from going to take the frefli air in the veftibule. I was one of the number : when I went out I found myfelf fober enough, but the air feized me, and on entering the hall, I perceived a fort of vapour that feemed to cloud my reafon. I had placed before me a large glafs of water, which the princefs...
الصفحة 102 - One of the ladys, who was a ftranger, and in a multiplying ftate, found herfelf as much incommoded as we were, and retired fuddenly for a fhort time to her chamber. We thought this action admirably heroic. Wine produces complacency. The lady on her return, was loaded with compliments and carefles : never was woman fo applauded for fuch an expedition. At laft, whether by accident or defign, the princefs broke a glafs. This was a fignal for our impetuous jollity, and an example that appeard highly...
الصفحة 104 - ... to come every day to fee me, and contribute every thing poffible to my cure, I got abroad again. The day after this adventure the court was at its laft gafp. Neither the prince nor any of the courtiers could ftir from their beds; fo that the princefs dined alone.
الصفحة 101 - ... time made me drink bumper after bumper, of his lunel wine. The reft of the company, however, were not lefs fenfible than I, of the...
الصفحة 99 - I fhall here give an account ; as you will foon fee me return to Hamburg, with two wounds on my forehead, a fable eye, and a cheek coverd with all the colors of the rainbow; it is proper that I apprife you of this cataftrophe.
الصفحة 99 - We feldom fail to feel the effefts of a debauch, and it was at a bacchanalian rout that I acquired all thofe ornaments. About a fortnight fince...
الصفحة 98 - Roial cheer, wine for the gods, the mufic of angels, delicious paftimes, in the gardens, in the woods, upon the waters ; the cultivation of letters and the polite arts, and a refined converfation, all concur to fpread ' their powers oer this enchanting palace.
الصفحة 37 - His behaviour, in every refpect, ' is that of a perfon of exalted rank ; and he is the * moft polite man in all that kingdom over which

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