Letters of miss RIversdale, a novel, Band 1

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Seite 114 - By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection...
Seite 227 - Nature here Wantons as in her prime, and plays at will Her virgin fancies, pouring forth more sweet, Wild above rule or art, enormous bliss ! MILToN, B.
Seite 229 - Try'd all hors-d? ceuvres, all liqueurs de" fin'd, '' Judicious drank, and greatly-daring din'd ; " Dropt the dull lumber of the Latin ftore, " Spoil'd his own language, and acquir'd no '* more ; *' All Claffic learning loft on Claffic ground ; " And laft turn'd Air, the Echo of a Sound ! " See, to my Country happy I reftore " This glorious Youth, and add one Venus
Seite 242 - But wifely reft content —.- with modeft fenfe : For wit, like wine, intoxicates the brain, Too ftrong for feeble woman to fuftain ; Of thofe who claim it, more than half have none, And Half of thofe who have it - — are undone. ' Be ftill fuperior to your fex's arts, Nor. think...
Seite 226 - No more opinion gilds with varying rays " Thofe painted clouds, which beautify our days.

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