MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT



By Anthony Hamilton, with notes by Sir Walter Scott





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All day poring over his books, and went

to bed soon



Ambition to pass for a wit, only

established her tiresome



An affectation of purity of manners



As all fools are who have good memories



Better memory for injuries than for

benefits



Better to know nothing at all, than to

know too much



Better to partake with another than to

have nothing at all



Busy without consequence



By a strange perversion of language,

styled, all men of honour



Despising everything which  was not

like themselves



Devote himself to his studies, than to

the duties of matrimony



Duke would see things if he could



Embellish the truth, in order to

enhance the wonder



Entreating pardon, and at the same time

justifying her conduct



Envy each other those indulgences which

themselves refuse



Every thing that is necessary is

honourable in politics



Four dozen of patches, at least, and

ten ringlets of hair



Good attendants, but understood

cheating still better



Great earnestness passed for business



Grew so fat and plump that it was a

blessing to see her



Hardly possible for a woman to have

less wit, or more beauty



He had no sentiments but such as others

inspired him with



He talked eternally, without saying

anything



He as little feared the Marquis as he

loved him



His mistress given him by his priests

for penance



How I must hate you, if I did not love

you to distraction



Impenetrable stupidity (passed) for

secrecy



Impertinent compliments



Life, in his opinion, was too short to

read all sorts of books



Long habit of suffering himself to be

robbed by his domestics



Maxim of all jealous husbands



Never felt the pressure of indigence



Not disagreeable, but he had a serious

contemplative air



Not that he wanted capacity, but he was

too self-sufficient



Obstinate against all other advices



Offended that his good fortune raised

him no rivals



One amour is creditable to a lady



Possessed but little raillery, and

still less patience



Public is not so easily deceived as

some people imagine



Public grows familiar with everything

by habit



Reasons of state assume great

privileges



Resolved to renounce the church for the

salvation of my soul



She just said what she ought, and no

more



So weak as to transform your slave into

your tyrant



Terrible piece of furniture for the

country (educated girl)



The shortest follies are the best



There are men of real merit, or

pretenders to it



They can by no means bear the

inconstancy of their mistresses



Those who open a book merely to find

fault



Very willing to accept, but was tardy

in making returns



Wealth was necessary for the

conveniencies of a long life



What jealousy fears, and what it always

deserves



What a glory would it be to have a Cato

for a husband



Would have been criminal even in

chastity to spare (her husband)



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