She treated the most exquisite of her pretenders no better than she treated her Paris gowns, for the matter of that.
Her features were perfectly regular, her Eyes had an uncommon Vivacity in them, mix'd with a Sweetness, which spoke the Temper of her Soul; her Mien was gracefully easy, and her Shape the most exquisite that could be; in fine, her Charms encreas'd by being often seen, every View discover'd something new to be admir'd; and tho' they were of that sort which more properly may be said to persuade than to command Adoration, yet they persuaded it in such a manner, that no Mortal was able to resist their Force." (
When among ourselves one says 'divine music,' 'a piece of divine poetry,' 'the divine taste of a peach,' 'the divine beauty of a woman,' the word divine is a hyperbole, but it would be a mistake to declare that it originally meant 'exquisite' because in the phrases which I have imagined one could apply it as 'exquisite music,' 'a piece of exquisite poetry,' 'the exquisite taste of a peach,' 'the exquisite beauty of a woman.'
So the Princess led the young exquisite to the august presence, and then sweetly said, "I present Mr. ----, who is"--not Lord Blank's eldest son or Member for Loamshire, but--"nephew to dear Aunt Cambridge's lady."
He swallowed the whole of its contents, and experienced the most exquisite of pleasures.
Among these is one named Mujet, the inhabitants of which are white and dress after the Chinese manner; their country is full of mountains, having white tops, and of very great extent, in which there are great quantities of musk; esteemed the most exquisite of any in the world.
Round the choir rail and below the pulpit clustered many young exquisites, for this was a sovereign place from which to show off their finery.