Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Band 1

Lea & Blanchard, 1839

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Seite 118 - Discretion is only found in men of strong sense and good understandings : cunning is often to be met with in brutes themselves, and in persons who are but the fewest removes from them. In short, cunning is only the mimic of discretion, and may pass upon weak men, in the same manner as vivacity is often mistaken for wit, and gravity for wisdom.
Seite 180 - ... here were two hearts, in which were sown the seeds of mutual love, throbbing in this hour of gaiety with pain, with grief, with doubt, with jealousy. It is said, that it is " better to be at the end of a feast than at the beginning of a 'fray;" now, as Sterne says,
Seite 125 - Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, " If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that is humble might hope for it here...
Seite 22 - tis gone for aye. POLLY. The boy, thus, when his sparrow's flown, The bird in silence eyes; But soon as out of sight 'tis gone, Whines, whimpers, sobs and cries.
Seite 57 - What, in the country, my dear miss ? not a minute — you will find all pastime and jollity there ; for what with minding the dairy, dunning the tenants, preserving and pickling, nursing the children, scolding the servants, mending and making, roasting, boiling, and baking, you won't have a moment to spare ! you will be merry and bappy as the days are long.
Seite 57 - Lin. Of the country ! Flint. Ay: because why, I think it is the most prettiest place for your true lovers to live in ; something so rural ! for my part, I can't see what pleasure pretty misses can take in...

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