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  • _soirée_, at Willis's rooms, formerly known as Almack's; so at least I was told.

    Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands, Volume 2 Harriet Beecher Stowe 1853

  • The Melbourne 'Almack's' is to be complimented on the moral courage with which its directors have resisted the claims for admission of some of the wealthy unwashed and other unsuitables.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert Horace Wyndham

  • Our leader has his hand upon the latch of 'Almack's,' and calls to us from the bottom of the steps; for the assembly-room of the Five

    American Notes Charles Dickens 1841

  • 'Almack's', the very clever and personal picture of fashionable life, published in 1826, is dedicated

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2 George Gordon Byron Byron 1806

  • Life, '' Almack's, 'and other fashionable novels. "

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush William Makepeace Thackeray 1837

  • He rejects her extortionist proposal, but changes his mind when he realizes there is substance beyond Almack inside this courageous young woman.

    Revealed-Kate Noble « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews 2009

  • Almack, she presently revived, and, congratulating herself that she should now be able to speak of a place too fashionable for disdain, she asked her, in a manner somewhat more assured, if she was a subscriber to his assemblies?

    Cecilia 2008

  • How Lady Almack bullied the other ladies in the drawing-room (when no gentlemen were present): never asked you back to dinner again: left her card by her footman: and took not the slightest notice of your wife and daughters at Lady

    Roundabout Papers 2006

  • There has been an Almack since I wrote, but no events.

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life Helen [Editor] Clergue

  • Almack gave his name to the Assembly Rooms, but the management was entirely vested in the hands of a committee of lady patronesses of the highest rank and fashion, who distributed the ten-guinea tickets.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857 Charles Larcom 1921


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  • From Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution -- it's the name of a fashionable London social club of the time. "An Almack's Masquerade is not nothing; in more genial ages, your Christmas Guisings, Feasts of the Ass, Abbots of Unreason, were a considerable something: since sport they were; as Almacks may still be sincere wish for sport."

    March 6, 2011