Blue-stocking Hall, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Henry Colburn, 1827 - Women - 258 pages
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Page 111 - early to bed and early to rise, is the way to be healthy, wealthy, and wise.
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 131 - I keep my novels, reviews, and magazines ; for you know, that ' all work and no play would make Jack a dull boy...
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 121 - Cynthian beam thro* which unveiled It blooms— .as if unwilling to endure The gaze by which such beauties are assailed.
Page 141 - ... 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 149 - To this promotion there are two conditions annexed, which form a sine qua rum of admission. The first is, that the scriptures without note or comment, should be read daily, the master selecting, according to my instruction, such parts as are best adapted to the age and capacity of his pupils; the second, that each child should bring a penny per week, to create a fund for winter clothing, books, or whatever occasion may require. In this way I endeavour to prevent the abuse of letters, by preparing...
Page 97 - Upon this broad base would not rational creatures, who are expressly fashioned for each others' society in this world, naturally be led to cultivate in common the greatest degree of intellectual perfection ? Do you believe that the ditinguishing, the ennobling boon of reason is granted to both sexes, to be only exercised by a very limited number of one sex, and lavished in thoughtless waste by all the rest? Never entertain such an idea of the Creator, who has made nothing without its end, purpose,...
Page 43 - ... must try for the goal, though it may not be given to reach it in every case. The original structure of the human mind is after all the great thing, and our best endeavours can but improve or restrain ; but will never create. That belongs to higher influence. You know my feelings, and how much I prize one unselfish movement of the heart above all the intellect that ever adorned the greatest philosopher ; and therefore it is that I have tried with such incessant care to cultivate the affections...

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