Tales and Novels, Том 6

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J. & J. Harper, 1833
 

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Стр. 162 - Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast ; Still to be powdered, still perfumed: Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art's hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is not sound. Give me a look, give me a face; That makes simplicity a grace ; Robes loosely flowing, hair as free : Such sweet neglect more taketh me, Than all the adulteries of art ; They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Стр. 88 - Nor to rebuke the rich offender fear'd. His preaching much, but more his practice wrought; (A living sermon of the truths he taught); For this by rules severe his life he squared, That all might see the doctrine which they heard.
Стр. 88 - For letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the sky...
Стр. 23 - Clarence; here she comes," said his companion. " The comic muse, is not she — ?" Lady Delacour, at this moment, came lightly tripping towards them, and addressing herself, in the character of the comic muse, to Hervey, exclaimed, " Hervey ! my Hervey ! most favoured of my votaries, why do you forsake me ? ' Why mourns my friend, why weeps his downcast eye ? That eye where mirth and fancy used to shine.' " Though you have lost your serpent's form, yet you may please any of the fair daughters of...
Стр. 223 - Drapery, if you ask me my opinion," cried Mrs Freke, "drapery, whether wet or dry, is the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world." "That depends on public opinion, I allow," said Mr Percival. "The Lacedaemonian ladies, who were veiled only by public opinion, were better covered from profane eyes, than some English ladies are in wet drapery.
Стр. 235 - That's right, my dear Belinda; true to your principles to the last gasp. Fear nothing — you shall have time enough to become accustomed to Clarence. Would you choose that I should draw out the story to five volumes more ? With your advice and assistance, I can with the greatest ease, my dear. A declaration of love, you know, is only the beginning of things; there may be blushes, and sighs, and doubts...
Стр. 129 - Tis good to be merry and wise, 'Tis good to be honest and true ; 'Tis good to be off with the old love, Before you be on with the new.
Стр. 88 - But never sued, or cursed with bell and book: With patience bearing wrong, but offering none, Since every man is free to lose his own. The country churls, according to their kind (Who grudge their dues, and love to be behind), The less he sought his offerings, pinch'd the more; And praised a priest contented to be poor.
Стр. 223 - ... she, bursting into a horse laugh. Without sharing in any degree that confusion which Belinda felt for her, she strode out of the room, saying, "Miss Portman, you understand these things better than I do; come and set me to rights." When she was in Belinda's room, she threw herself into an arm chair, and laughed immoderately. "How I have trimmed Percival this morning!" said she. "I am glad you think so," said Belinda; "for I really was afraid he had been too severe upon you.
Стр. 222 - Cunning ! — cunning ! — cunning ! — the arms of the weakest." " Prudence ! prudence ! — the arms of the strongest. Taking the best means to secure our own happiness without injuring that of others is the best proof of sense and strength of mind, whether in man or woman. Fortunately for society, the same conduct in ladies which best secures their happiness most increases ours.

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