Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments,: Tending to Amuse the Fancy, and Inculcate Morality, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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author., 1797 - Anecdotes - 280 pages
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Page 92 - For no assumed behaviour can at all times hide the real character. In that unaffected civility, which springs from a gentle mind, there is a charm infinitely more powerful, than in all the studied manners of the most finished courtier. True gentleness is...
Page 94 - Attacked by great injuries, the man of mild and gentle spirit will feel what human nature feels ; and will defend and resent as his duty allows him.
Page 186 - ... them. As Greece and Rome are the fountains from whence have flowed all kinds of excellence, to that veneration which they have a right to claim for the...
Page 86 - ... her hufband march to an engagement in the morning, and faw him brought back defperately wounded at night. The next day he was removed in a waggon with many others who were in the fame condition, to a...
Page 93 - Gentleness is, in truth, the great avenue to mutual enjoyment. Amidst the strife of interfering interests, it tempers the violence of contention, and keeps alive the seeds of harmony. It softens animosities; renews endearments ; and renders the countenance of man a refreshment to man. Banish gentleness from the earth ; suppose the world to be filled with none but harsh and contentious spirits ; and what sort of society would remain ? the solitude of the desert were preferable to it. The conflict...
Page 221 - My prayers are heard," he cried, "the gods are propitious; you know, my friends, that the winds have been contrary till yesterday. Damon could not come, he could not conquer impossibilities ; he will be here to-morrow, and the blood which is shed to-day, shall have ransomed the life of my friend.
Page 10 - And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Page 90 - It renounces no just right from fear. It gives up no important truth from flattery. It is indeed not only consistent with a firm mind, but it necessarily requires a manly spirit, and a fixed principle, in order to give it any real value. Upon this solid ground only, the polish of gentleness can with advantage be superinduced.
Page 8 - Majesty shall be graciously pleased to enlarge him; and he shall pay a fine of 10,000/. to his Majesty's use. " And in respect the defendant hath heretofore entered into the Ministry, and this court for the reverence of that calling doth not use to inflict any corporal or ignominious punishment upon any person, so long as they continue in orders, the court doth refer him to the High commission, there to be degraded of his ministry...
Page 222 - Ye have borne unquestionable testimony to the existence of virtue ; and that virtue equally evinces the certainty of the existence of a God to reward it.

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