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" Snch a post as that, and such a wife as the Countess, do not seem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that is asthmatic, and we may see the day when he will be heartily glad to resign them both. "
Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men - Page 148
by Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 pages
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 24

1767 - 564 pages
...offered to him before. At that time he declined it, 4.4 Jaditiinal Palliate to Lady Montague'/ Lttttn. and I really believe that he would have done well to have declined h now. Such a port as that, and fuch a wife as the countefs, do not feem to be, in prudence, eligible...
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Letters written during her travels in Europe, Asia et Africa

Mary Wortley Montagu - 1779 - 328 pages
...Addifon's being declared Secretary of State, with the lefs furprife, in that I know that poft was almoft offered to him before. At that time he declined it,...would have done well to have declined it now. Such a poft as that, and fuch a wife as the Countefs, do not feem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that...
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Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W-----y M------e: Written During ...

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1784 - 284 pages
...Addifon's being declared Secretary of State with the lefs furprife, in that I know that poll was almoft offered to him before. At that time he declined it,...would have done well to have declined it now. Such a port as that, and fuch a wife as the Countefs, do not feem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that...
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Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W--y M---e: Written During Her ...

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1794 - 300 pages
...Addifon^s being declared fecretary of ftate with the lefs furprife, in that I know that poft was almoft offered to him before. At that time he declined it...would have done well to have declined it now. Such a poft as that, and fuch a wife as the Countefs, do not feem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that...
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Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W---y M----e: Written ..., Volumes 1-2

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1796 - 468 pages
...manners , conversation and amusements aie very far from being destitute of elegance and case . — • I received the news of Mr. Addison's being declared...Secretary of State , with the less surprise , in that I know that post was almost offered to l}im before. At that tnne he declined it, and I really believe...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Verse and Prose, Volume 7

Alexander Pope, William Lisle Bowles - 1806 - 486 pages
...Mr. Addifon 'a being declared Secretary of State with the lefs furprize, in that I know that poft was offered to him before. At that time he declined it ; and I really believe he would have done well to have declined it now : fuch a poft as that, and fuch a wife as the Countefs,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Verse and Prose: Containing ..., Volume 7

Alexander Pope - 1806 - 490 pages
...Mr. Addifon'* feeing declared Secretary of State with the Icfs furprize, in that I know that poft was offered to him before. At that time he declined it ; and I really believe he would have done well to have declined it now : fuch a poft as that, and fuch a wife as the Countefs,...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1814 - 494 pages
...pension of fifteen hundred pounds a year • " I received the news," says Lady Wortley Montague, " of Mr. Addison's being declared secretary of state with the less surprise, in tbat I know that post was offered him before. At that time he declined it ; and I really believe he...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 7

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 392 pages
...as you and I, believe what they please, and be friends. I am, etc. clined it ; and I really believe he would have done well to have declined it now : such a post as that, and such a wife as die Countess, do not seem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that is asthmatic ; and we may sec...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 7

Alexander Pope - 1822 - 396 pages
...an example. 8 Lady Wortley Montague, in one of her sprightly and elegant letters to Pope, says ; " I received the news of Mr. Addison's being declared Secretary of State with the less surprize, in that I know that post was offered to him before. At that time he deof my respect at all...
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