The Correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: And the Rev. William Mason; Now First Published from the Original Mss, Volumen2

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R. Bentley, 1851
 

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Página 223 - I dined on Monday with the Harcourts at Mrs. Montagu's new palace, and was much surprised. Instead of vagaries it is a noble simple edifice. When I came home, I recollected that though I had thought it so magnificent a house there was not a morsel of gilding, it is grand not tawdry, nor larded and embroidered and pomponned with shreds and remnants and clinquant like all the Harlequinades of Adam, which never let the eye repose a moment.

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