Blue-stocking Hall, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Henry Colburn, 1827 - Women - 258 pages
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Page i - From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world...
Page 59 - At length her griefs have drawn the lines of care Across her brow, and sketched her story there ; And years of keenest suffering dried the stream That lent her youthful eye its liquid beam. A mild composure to its glance succeeds ; Her gayest look still speaks of widow's weeds ; Her smile is one of patience not of ease, An effort made to cover not to please...
Page 133 - I keep my novels, reviews, and magazines ; for you know, that ' all work and no play would make Jack a dull boy...
Page 217 - IF our early years were passed in laying up store for futurity, in practising the affections within the circle of those whom God has given to. be our nearest and dearest ties, in cultivating intellect, and acquiring useful knowledge, we should need no further security against the mistakes of after-life. Religion, virtue, wisdom, and good taste, would be our guides as well as our protectors.
Page 30 - ... and manners, as Noah did in the Ark. If this be the case, I shall soon find out all about the matter, and my visit here may be a blessing, as I shall take the very first opportunity that offers of opening aunty's eyes to the impolicy of her conduct, by assuring her that men of the present day dread a blue more than a scorpion...
Page 123 - Cynthian beam thro' which unveiled It blooms as if unwilling to endure The gaze by which such beauties are assailed.
Page 143 - ... few days experience himself. DR. JOHNSON. A SPECIOUS sophistry is not sound argument. I cannot allow you to misapply a Scripture rule. Though Providence has decreed that all things should work together for good, it offers us no latitude to do evil that good may come of it. Our duty is defined ; we must perform our part as well as we can, and keep ourselves unspotted from the world, leaving events in which we have no power given us of interference, to the wisdom of Him, whose ways are not as our...
Page 97 - Domestic bliss, that like a harmless dove, Can centre in a little quiet nest, All that desire would fly for through the earth ; That...
Page 224 - No, young gentleman, that is a book which has long ago found its resting-place amid dust and cobwebs. When new, it was a wretched thing, and is now forgotten ; but you found it, as the mineralogists express themselves, in situ, when you discovered a stray copy on the shelves of a tyrant.
Page 224 - Revolution set many heads distracted and loosened the whole framework of our morals, but we are sobered, and have consigned to oblivion the grosser absurdities of that disjointed period.2 There is a secondary discussion running through the book which is very significant.

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