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acquaintance admiration affection answer appeared assured aunt beauty began believe Belinda better body called cause character charming Clarence Hervey continued conversation convinced cried dear Dela door dress eyes favour feel followed Freke gave girl give half hand happy head hear heard heart Helena honour hope idea imagination instant keep knew Lady Anne Lady Anne Percival Lady Delacour ladyship laugh leave live look Lord Delacour Luttridge macaw manner Marriott marry mean mind Miss Portman morning nature never night object observed once opinion passed Percival person poor possible present reason secret seemed seen sense Sir Philip smile soon speak spirits Stanhope sure talk taste tell thing thought tion told tone took turned understand Vincent voice whilst wish woman young
Page 206 - Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast ; Still to be powdered, still perfumed: Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art's hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is not sound. Give me a look, give me a face; That makes simplicity a grace ; Robes loosely flowing, hair as free : Such sweet neglect more taketh me, Than all the adulteries of art ; They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Page 286 - Drapery, if you ask me my opinion," cried Mrs Freke, "drapery, whether wet or dry, is the most confoundedly indecent thing in the world." "That depends on public opinion, I allow," said Mr Percival. "The Lacedaemonian ladies, who were veiled only by public opinion, were better covered from profane eyes, than some English ladies are in wet drapery.
Page 1 - Portman, of whom she was determined to get rid with all convenient expedition. Belinda was handsome, graceful, sprightly, and highly accomplished ; her aunt had endeavoured to teach her that a young lady's chief business is to please in society, that all her charms and accomplishments should be invariably subservient to one grand object — the establishing herself in the world : For this, hands, lips, and eyes were put to school, And each instructed feature had its rule.