Celia in Search of a Husband, Band 1

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Printed at the Minerva-Press for A.K. Newman, 1809
 

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Seite 137 - And strait conjunction with this sex: for either He never shall find out fit mate, but such As some misfortune brings him, or mistake; Or whom he wishes most shall seldom gain Through her perverseness, but shall see her...
Seite 27 - Things vulgar, and, well weigh'd, scarce worth the praise ? They praise, and they admire, they know not what, And know not whom, but as one leads the other...
Seite 69 - Impostor, do not charge most innocent Nature, As if she would her children should be riotous With her abundance...
Seite 321 - On piety, humanity is built ; And, on humanity, much happiness ; And yet still more on piety itself. A soul in commerce with her God, is heaven ; Feels not the tumults and the shocks of life ; The whirls of passions, and the strokes of heart.
Seite 198 - By attribu'ting overmuch to things Less excellent, as thou thyself perceiv'st. For, what admir'st thou, what transports thee so ? An outside — fair, no doubt, and worthy well Thy cherishing, thy honouring, and thy love ; Not thy subjection. Weigh with her thyself; Then value. Oft-times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well managed.
Seite viii - They are engaged in portraits of which every one knows the original, and can detect any deviation from exactness of resemblance. Other writings are safe, except from the malice of learning, but these are in danger from every common reader...
Seite 36 - Neither her outside form'd so fair, nor aught In procreation common to all kinds (Though higher of the genial bed by far, And with mysterious reverence I deem) So much delights me, as those graceful acts, Those thousand decencies, that daily flow From all her words and actions, mix'd with love And sweet compliance, which declare unfeign'd Union of mind, or in us both one soul; Harmony to behold in wedded pair, More grateful than harmonious sound to the
Seite 281 - Now lost to all. her friends, her virtue fled, Near her betrayer's door she lays her head...
Seite 279 - For be assured they all are arrant telltales, And, though their flight be silent and their path Trackless as the winged...
Seite vi - The task of our present writers is very different; it requires, together with that learning which is to be gained from books, that experience which can never be attained by solitary diligence, but must arise from general converse, and accurate observation of the living world.

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