Letters to a young lady, in which the duties and character of women are considered, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-row., 1806
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Page 170 - An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
Page 223 - The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground ; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Page 203 - ... happy seat of liberty, plenty, and letters; flourishing in all the arts and refinements of civil life ; yet running, perhaps, the same course which Rome itself had run before it; from virtuous industry to wealth; from wealth to luxury; from luxury to an impatience of discipline and corruption of morals; till, by a total degeneracy and loss of virtue, being grown ripe for destruction, it falls a prey at last to some hardy oppressor, and, with the loss of liberty losing every thing else that is...
Page 105 - Taught her to cherish still, in either eye, Of tender tears a plentiful supply, And pour them in the brooks that babbled by ; Taught...
Page 105 - Next for poor suffering guilt ; and, last of all, For parents, friends, a king and country's fall. Mark her fair votaries, prodigal of grief, . With cureless pangs, and woes that mock relief, Droop in soft sorrow o'er a faded flower ; O'er a dead jack-ass...
Page 133 - Constraint and plague : et in maximA qudque fortund minimum, licere." One very common error misleads the opinion of mankind on this head, viz. that, universally, authority is pleasant, submission painful. In the general course of human affairs, the very reverse of this is nearer to the truth. Command is anxiety, obedience ease.
Page 479 - Remember what has always befallen imposing spirits. Will not the loins of an imposing Independent or Anabaptist, be as heavy as the loins of an imposing prelate or...
Page 476 - It may be answered, that in these realms she is the constituted guardian of the national religion, and is therefore legally empowered to execute the divine command of " contending earnestly for " the faith once delivered to the
Page 267 - Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.
Page 428 - For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul ; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul...

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