The Maid's Husband, Том 3

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Сторінка 76 - Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, Be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com'st in such a questionable shape, That I will speak to thee: I'll call thee Hamlet, King, father, royal Dane, O, answer me!
Сторінка 1 - It is good to be honest and true ; It is good to be off with the old love Before you are on with the new.
Сторінка 259 - Tramp ! tramp ! across the land they speede, Splash! splash! across the sea; Hurrah ! The dead can ride apace ! Dost fear to ride with me...
Сторінка 203 - If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: If I say, "I am perfect," it shall also prove me perverse.
Сторінка 68 - What is the highest happiness of mortals, if not to execute what we consider right and good ; to be really masters of the means conducive to our aims ? And where should or can our...
Сторінка 69 - ... her activity will turn them all to profit. Thus is she dependent upon no one ; and she procures her husband genuine independence, that which is interior and domestic : whatever he possesses, he beholds secured ; what he earns, well employed ; and thus he can direct his mind to lofty objects, and if fortune favours, he may act in the state the same character which so well becomes his wife at home.
Сторінка 178 - ... to turn the heart of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, and bring him round to a sense of his own perplexities.
Сторінка 306 - If we were to form an image of dignity in a man, we should give him wisdom and valour, as being essential to the character of manhood. In like manner, if you describe a right woman in a laudable sense, she should have gentle softness, tender fear, and all those parts of life which distinguish her from the other sex ; with some subordination to it, but such an inferiority that makes her still more lovely.
Сторінка 21 - Gymnosophists or hermits, who are clothed in the bark of trees. In amazement at her beauty they worship her as a divinity. Fear not thou, oh blessed spirit! Speak, oh thou ! of form so beauteous; who art thou, and what thy purpose ? As thy noble form we gaze on, as we gaze on thy bright eyes, In amaze we stand and wonder: freely breathe, and wail no more. Of the wood art thou the goddess? or the mountain-goddess thou ? Or the river-nymph, the beauteous ? Blessed spirit, speak the truth.
Сторінка 57 - I once persuaded thee to reflect much ; let me now persuade thee to avoid the habitude of reflection, to lay aside books, and to gaze carefully and steadfastly on what is under and before thee.

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