A collection of the moral and instructive sentiments, maxims, cautions, and reflexions, contained in the histories of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison: Digested under proper heads, with references to the volume, ...

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Printed for S. Richardson; and sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, ... J. and J. Rivington, ... Andrew Millar, ... R. and J. Dodsley, ... and J. Leake, at Bath., 1755 - Reference - 410 pages
 

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Page 123 - Or send it to a court, for there 'twill thrive. — OTWAY. A man who flatters a woman hopes either to find her a fool or to make her one. — RICHARDSON. Flatterers are the worst kind of enemies. — TACITUS. It is better to fall among crows than flatterers ; for those devour the dead only, these the living. — ANTISTHENES. Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. — SWIFT. Men find it more easy to flatter than to...
Page 113 - I step aside. Both digress and deviate express going out of the ordinary course ; but digress is used only in particular, and deviate in general cases: we digress only in a narrative, we deviate in our conduct as well as...
Page 126 - A brother may not be a friend: but a friend will always be a brother mind that, as your uncle Tony says!
Page 222 - Adversity is the trial of principle: without it, a man hardly knows whether he is an honest man. Two things my cousin, in his present difficulties, must guard against; the one, that he do not suffer himself to be prevailed upon, in hopes...
Page 410 - Italian wife? His heart, indeed, is generously open and benevolent to people of all countries: he is, as I have often heard you say, in the noblest sense, a citizen of the world: but, see we not, that his long residence abroad, has only the more endeared to him the religion, the government, the manners of England?
Page 258 - Husbandry and labour are what are mosl: wanting to be encouraged among the lower class of people. Providence has given to men different genius's and capacities, for different ends ; and that all might become useful links of the same great chain.
Page 270 - This presumption makes them often more touchy than needs, on points of honour, and slight or no provocations. Young men in their warm blood are forward to think they have in vain learned to fence, if they never show their skill and courage in a duel ; and they seem to have reason. But how many sad tragedies that reason has been the occasion of, the tears of many a mother can witness.
Page 148 - Learning of women, which chiefly confifts in what they pick up from inflaming Novels, and improbable Romances, contributes greatly to enervate and weaken their minds, vi.
Page 258 - The Almighty, by rewards and punishments, makes it our interest, as well as our duty, to obey Him ; and can we propose to ourselves, for the government of our children, a better...
Page 135 - ... disposes us to be pleased with ourselves; and then we are in a way to be pleased with every one else. Every hope, then, rises upon us: every hour presents itself to us on dancing feet: and what Mr. Addison says of liberty, may, with still greater propriety, be said of health, for what is liberty itself without health ? It makes the gloomy face of nature gay ; Gives beauty to the sun, and pleasure to the day.

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