Letters from mrs. Palmerstone to her daughter, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Page 17 - my dear Eliza, by any fudden impulfe of the mind : there is a time when, in regard to all, you may fay with the poet, Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen. But this
Page 62 - I remarked the change in the weather, and then inftantly adverted to the ingenuity which had fo happily fucceeded in planting a fnare for the ftrangerls feet. I believe my eafe banifhed their apprehenfions of having been overheard; but had I wanted a clue to the heart of this mifguided girl, I mould have
Page 57 - meet to-morrow, myloye,' faidl, returning her to her father, who looked difpleafed : ' if it be a fine morning, we will go and give notice to the poor trout of your brothers' evil intentions.' They each took a paffive hand, and conducted her, blinded by tears, to her room. " 'After they had quitted us, my
Page 79 - the felfifh impediments to their fons' eftablifhment in the world. I have feen others, led by a blind and capricious partiality, ruin the ill-fated object of their foolifh and criminal preference, and, by their repulfive manners, condemn an unoffending child to dejection and continual mortification. Yet I do not hate the name of a. mother. On
Page 54 - the odious appellation which you and fome others of my very kind friends contrived to affix to my name. It is but juft that you liften patiently to all the various griefs and mortifications which have refulted from your plots and contrivances with Davenport, to render me a
Page 144 - all thofe qualities of mind, which the moft enlightened parent would covet for a child. But indolence, mental and bodily indolence, deprefs the one, and threaten to lay wafte and corrupt the other. No intereft impels me to charge myfelf with a pupil, from wh.om I can expert nothing but vexation and
Page 75 - my dear mamma, I have been very foolifh. I thought I mould like to fee the nurfery. I approached the door, but I could not open it to enter. My heart died within me, all my nurfe's kindnefs came into my mind, and I almoft thought I heard her voice, and her tender cautions. Poor woman! her
Page 119 - You will perhaps find fome difficulty in conceiving that a fimilarity of condition has ever fubfifted between yourfelf and'me, oppofed, as it is at prefent, by my fituation in life ; for it is only from our own experience that we are effectually taught to admit the full conviction of the
Page 83 - was, that the lady under whofe care this amiable girl had been placed -for the greater part of her life, perfectly underftood her value ; her docility and genius produced the defign of qualifying her for a teacher in her fchool; and nothing had been omitted to render her a proper
Page 130 - engagements which Mrs. Ward had permitted me to make, with feveral of the young ladies who lived very near us. But no appeal was regarded: and he talked of the pleafure I mould have in running about the garden with his children, as if Ihad but juft then quitted my

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