Tales and Novels, Bände 13-14

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J. & J. Harper, 1834
 

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Seite 96 - In these, ere triflers half their wish obtain, The toiling pleasure sickens into pain : And e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.
Seite 225 - Walk sober off; before a sprightlier age Comes titt'ring on, and shoves you from the stage: Leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, Whom folly pleases, and whose follies please.
Seite 205 - If he had been warmly in love, he would not so easily have given up hope. ' None, without hope, e'er loved the brightest fair ; But Love can hope, where Reason should despair.' That, I think, is perfectly true,
Seite 97 - Be she meeker, kinder, than fhe turtle-dove or pelican : If she be not so to me, What care I how kind she be? Shall a woman's virtues move Me to perish for her love? Or, her well-deservings known, Make me quite forget mine own? Be she with that goodness blest Which may merit name of Best; If she be not such to me, What care I how good she be?
Seite 169 - Oh that I had the wings of a dove, that I might fly away and be at rest,
Seite 11 - Her name was Margaret Lucas, youngest sister to the Lord Lucas of Colchester, a noble family ; for all the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters virtuous.
Seite 220 - Ask a northern Indian, says a traveller who has lately visited them, ask a northern Indian what is beauty? and he will answer, a broad flat face, small eyes, high cheek bones, three or four broad black lines across each cheek, a low forehead, a large broad chin, a clumsy hook nose, &c. These beauties are greatly heightened, or at least rendered more valuable, when the possessor is capable of dressing all kinds of skins, converting them into the different parts...
Seite 218 - I dread that she should acquire, even from the enchanting eloquence of Rousseau, the fatal idea, that cunning and address are the natural resources of her sex ; that coquetry is necessary to attract, and dissimulation to preserve, the heart of man.
Seite 194 - Coxe tells us, that certain Russian ladies split their pearls, in order to make a greater display of finery. The pleasure of being admired for wit or erudition, I cannot exactly measure in a female mind ; but state it to be as delightful as you can imagine it to be, there are evils attendant upon it, which, in the estimation of a prudent father, may overbalance the good. The intoxicating effect of wit upon the brain has been well remarked by a poet, who was a friend to the fair sex ; and too many...

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