The Parlour Letter-writer, and Secretary's Assistant: Consisting of Original Letters on Every Occurence in Life, Written in a Concise and Familiar Style, and Adapted to Both Sexes, to which are Added, Complimentary Cards, Wills, Bonds, &c
Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1845 - 288 էջ
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Էջ 256 - Therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament.
Էջ 190 - ... they were mingled with those who were, and men of business, because they had business to do, though they did not do it. Whatever you do, do it to the purpose ; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Approfondissez : go to the bottom of things. Anything half done, or half known, is, in my mind, neither done nor known at all.
Էջ 185 - ... impertinent forwardness, and an awkward bashfulness. A little ceremony is often necessary ; a certain degree of firmness is absolutely so ; and an outward modesty is extremely becoming ; the knowledge of the world, and your own observations, must, and alone can, tell you the proper quantities of each.
Էջ 3 - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense...
Էջ 171 - I have received two letters from you, one written in Latin, the other in French ; which I take in good part, and will you to exercise that practice of learning often : for that will stand you in most stead, in that profession of life that you are born to live in. And...
Էջ 2 - Letters should be easy and natural, and convey to the persons to whom we send them, just what we would say to those persons, if we were with them.
Էջ 210 - I do not by any means assent to the pictures of depravity and general worthlessness which some have drawn of the Hindoos. They are decidedly, by nature, a mild, pleasing, and intelligent race ; sober, parsimonious ; and, where an object is held out to them, most industrious and persevering.
Էջ 190 - ... satisfaction. But what I do and ever shall regret, is the time which, while young, I lost in mere idleness, and in doing nothing. This is the common effect of the inconsideracy of youth, against which I beg you will be most carefully upon your guard. The value of moments when cast up is immense, if well employed ; if thrown away, their loss is ^recoverable.
Էջ 190 - Every moment may be put to some use, and that with much more pleasure than if unemployed. Do not imagine that by the employment of time I mean an uninterrupted application to serious studies. No; pleasures are, at proper times, both as necessary and as useful; they fashion and form you for the world ; they teach you characters, and show you the human heart in its unguarded minutes.