Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore: Diary

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853
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Page 161 - Spoke of Byron's plagiarisms from him ; the whole third canto of ' Childe Harold' founded on his style and sentiments. The feeling of natural objects which is there expressed, not caught by B. from nature herself, but from him (Wordsworth), and spoiled in the transmission. ' Tintern Abbey' the source of it all ; from which same poem too the celebrated passage about Solitude, in the first canto of
Page 42 - Who steals my purse, steals trash; . . . But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Page 259 - Denon told an anecdote of a man, who having been asked repeatedly to dinner by a person whom he knew to be but a shabby Amphitryon, went at last, and found the dinner so meagre and bad, that he did not get a bit to eat. When the dishes were removing, the host said, "Well, now the ice is broken, I suppose you will ask me to dine with you some day.
Page 27 - Lord B., Scott says, getting fond of money : he keeps a box into which he occasionally puts sequins ; he has now collected about 300, and his great delight, Scott tells me, is to open the box, and contemplate his store.
Page 163 - Do you know the reason why I published the ' White Doe' in quarto ?' ' No, what was it ?' ' To show the world my own opinion of it.
Page 347 - Hobhouse an upright and honest man. In speaking of Lord B. he said, " I know more of B. than any one else, and much more than I should wish anybody else to know.
Page 258 - Abundance of noise and Irish stories from Lattin ; some of them very good. A man asked another to come and dine off boiled beef and potatoes with him.
Page 25 - At nine o'clock he set off to return to La Mira, and I went with Mr Scott to two theatres; at the first a comedy, II prigionero de Newgate, translated from the French; at the second, a tragedy of Alfieri, Ottavia; actors all disagreeable. Forgot to mention that Byron introduced me to his Countess before we left La Mira: she is a blonde and young; married only about a year, but not very pretty.
Page 213 - This day ten years we were married, and, though Time has made his usual changes in us both, we are still more like lovers than any married couples of the same standing I am acquainted with. Asked to dine at Rancliffe's, but dined at home alone with Bessy. This being Sunday, our dance, in celebration of the day, deferred till to-morrow. Received a letter yesterday from my dear father, which, notwithstanding the increased tremor of his...

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