Cúlebs in Search of a Wife: Comprehending Observations on Domestic Habits and Manners, Religion and Morals ... From the Second London Edition ... (Google eBook)

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T. and J. Swords [printed by M'Farlane & Long], 1809 - English fiction
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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

This unfortunate read was the worst I've endured since Clarissa. Didactic, insufferable, and unintentionally humorous. Proof, however, that women can write books calculated to restrain young women ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

More 2.5. This book was really a product of its times. It is the most anti-feminist book I have ever read, mostly consisting of religious men wandering around having self-congratulatory conversations ... Read full review

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Page 201 - Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Page 189 - Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered ; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the Last Days.
Page 165 - BLESSED is he that considereth the poor and needy : the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
Page 101 - in their course of action describe a smaller circle than men ; but the perfection of a circle consists not in its dimensions, but in its correctness. There may be...
Page 175 - And in sweet madness robb'd it of itself; But such a sacred and home-felt delight, Such sober certainty of waking bliss, I never heard till now.
Page 119 - To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him...
Page 252 - Primitive truth and order vindicated from modern misrepresentation: with a defence of Episcopacy, particularly that of Scotland, against an attack made on it, by the late Dr. Campbell of Aberdeen in his lectures on ecclesiastical history: and a concluding address.
Page 251 - Christian Institutes; or, the Sincere Word of God. Being a plain and impartial Account of the whole Faith and Duty of a Christian. Collected out of the Writings of the Old and New Testament...
Page 146 - And let such women as are disposed to be vain of their comparatively petty attainments, look up with admiration to those two contemporary shining examples, the venerable Elizabeth Carter, and the blooming Elizabeth Smith. I knew them both, and to know was to revere them. In them let our young ladies contemplate profound and various learning chastised by true Christian humility. In them let them venerate acquirements which would have been distinguished in a university, meekly softened, and beautifully...
Page 154 - Happily,' resumed Mr. Stanley, ' a religious man knows the worst he is likely to suffer. In the present established state of things, he is not called, as in the first ages of Christianity, to be made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men ; but he must submit to be assailed by three different descriptions of persons.

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