The Obligations of Literature to the Mothers of England

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Smith, Elder and Company, 1840 - 178 էջ

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Էջ 168 - The virtuous inclinations of thy matchless mother, by whose tender and godly care thy infancy was governed, together with thy education under so zealous and excellent a tutor, puts me in rather assurance than hope that thou art not ignorant of that...
Էջ 171 - In the same pious confidence, beside her friend and sister, here sleep the remains of Dorothy Gray, widow, the careful tender mother of many children, one of whom alone had the misfortune to survive her.
Էջ 88 - Thy nightly visits to my chamber made, That thou mightst know me safe and warmly laid...
Էջ 172 - I have carefully and regularly perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that the Volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more sublimity, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever language they may have been written."|| * Rev.
Էջ 80 - He was very learned in his own profession, with a great deal more learning in other professions, in divinity, philosophy, and history. He had a great capacity for business, with an extraordinary temper ; for he was fair and gentle, perhaps to a fault, considering his post ; so that he had all the patience and softness, as well as the justice and equity, becoming a great magistrate.
Էջ 170 - ... more than a single mother. You may think this is obvious, and (what you call) a trite observation. You are a green gosling ! I was at the same age (very near) as wise as you, and yet I never discovered this (with full evidence and conviction I mean) till it was too late. It is thirteen years ago, and seems but as yesterday, and every day I live it sinks deeper into my heart...
Էջ 170 - I had discovered a thing very little known, which is, that in one's whole life one can never have any more than a single mother You may think this is obvious, and (what you call) a trite observation. You are a green gosling ! I was at the same age (very near) as wise as you, and yet I never discovered this (with full evidence and conviction I mean) till it was too late. It is thirteen...
Էջ 142 - Miss Herschel it was who by night acted as his amanuensis ! She it was whose pen conveyed to paper his observations as they issued from his lips ; she it was...
Էջ 170 - December, 1716 ; and was the only one of twelve children who survived. The rest died in their infancy, from suffocation, produced by a fullness of blood ; and he owed his life to a memorable instance of the love and courage of his mother, who removed the paroxysm, which attacked him, by opening a vein with her own hand : an instance of affection that seems to have been most tenderly preserved by him through his...
Էջ 168 - It has been observed by an ingenious writerb that it was to the great abilities and tender care of so accomplished a parent, that her two sons owed the early part of their education, and without doing any injustice to the genius of either of these great men, we may safely affirm that they were not a little indebted for the reputation they acquired to the pains taken with them by this excellent woman in their tender years, when the mind is most susceptible of learning and thereby rendered more capable...

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