The young lady's friend, by a lady [E.W. Farrar].

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Էջ 11 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Էջ 198 - Whom have I in heaven but Thee, and there is none on earth, that I desire, in comparison of Thee.
Էջ 97 - Let it not be said, that knowledge of this description is superfluous to the unprofessional reader ; for society groans under the load of suffering inflicted by causes susceptible of removal, but left in operation in consequence of our unacquaintance with our own structure, and with the relations of the different parts of the system to each other and to external objects.
Էջ 147 - ... engagement, of which their sisters were the charm ; they have refrained from mixing with the impure, because they would not bring home thoughts and feelings which they could not share' with those trusting and loving friends ; they have put aside the wine-cup and abstained from stronger potations, because they would not profane with their fumes the holy kiss, with which they were accustomed to bid their sisters good night.
Էջ 12 - A friend of mine, going to consult her dentist, found in his parlour an elderly lady waiting to be operated upon, and turning the odd minutes to account by stitching away upon a wristband she had brought with her for the purpose. This was not only good economy of time, but an excellent sedative for the nerves, and must have rendered less tedious and irksome the time she was obliged to wait. To sleep a greater number of hours than is necessary for rest and refreshment is a voluntary and wanton abridgment...
Էջ 207 - Think, too, of a rule prescribing the expression of the countenance and topics of conversation ! The following instructions are given in regard to the deportment at table : " When fairly seated in the right place, spread your napkin in your lap to protect your dress from accident ; take off your gloves, and put them in your lap under the napkin [!] If soup is helped first, take some, whether you like it or not ; because, if you do not, you alone may be unemployed, or else the regular progress of...

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