Genuine letters from a gentleman to a young lady his pupil: Calculated to form the taste, regulate the judgment, and improve the morals, Volume 1

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Page 157 - When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Page 293 - An univcrfal ca'alogue of vegetable produ&ions is «' a work of fo extenfive a nature, that, to render it «' ufeful, it ought to be executed with as much brevity *' as poffible ; and a proper attention to this circum...
Page 291 - The public is here prelented with a new tranflation " of that fine old romance Barclay's Argenis. The " original has been well known to the learned thefe one " hundred and fifty years ; and for the accommodation
Page 155 - No more — but hasten to thy tasks at home, There guide the spindle and direct the loom. Me glory summons to the martial scene ; The field of combat is the sphere for men. Where heroes war, the foremost place I claim, The first in danger, as the first in fame.
Page 157 - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me: the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons, and your appointed feasts my soul hateth. They are a trouble to me; I am weary to bear them; and when ye spread forth your hands I will hide mine eyes from you.
Page 189 - Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; and also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
Page 291 - ... the mere Englifh readers, two verfions of it, in " our language, were given in the courfe of .the laft " century ; but the ftyle of thefe is grown too obfelete *' for the prefent age. " The editor, as flie chufes to ftyle herfelf, rather " than tranflator, has prefixed to the work, a very ju" dicfous account of the author's defign, and of the " merit of his performance; which is, as me well ob" ferves, a romance, an allegory, and a fyftem of po" litics.. Confidered as an inveftigation of the...
Page 162 - Is there evil in the city, and the Lord hath not done it !" In the constitution of the human mind there can be no evil.
Page 284 - FREE THOUGHTS on SEDUCTION, ADULTERY, and DIVORCE ; with Reflections on the Gallantry of Princes, particularly thofe of the Blood-Royal of England. Price fs.
Page 289 - PLAY : illuftrated by elegant engravings, reprcfenting all the different attitudes, on which the principles and grace of the art depend ; painted from life, and executed in a moft elegant and mafterly manner.

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