The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless: In Four Volumes, Volume 2

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T. Gardner, 1751 - English fiction
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Page 89 - you may be the Strephon of the woods, if you think fit; but I shall never envy the happiness of the Chloe that accompanies you in these fine recesses. What! to be cooped up like a tame dove, only to coo, and bill, and breed? O, it would be a delicious life, indeed!
Page 18 - Ireland— where, according to a well-known story, a Judge who thought himself insulted by a barrister told him that in a few minutes he would put off his official costume and be ready to meet him. In her novel of ' Miss Betsy Thoughtless,
Page 104 - Step entirely damns her Fame. In vain with Tears the Lofs fhe may deplore, In vain look back to what fhe was before, She fets, like Stars that fall, to rife no more, [Exeunt, F6 .ACT ACT II. SCENE I. SCENE continues. Enter ALICIA, /peaking to JA NE SHORE as entring, ALICIA. NO farther gentlę Friend; good Angels guard you, And fpread their gracious Wings about your Slumbers.
Page 18 - ... which, contrary to the known laws of the land, and oftentimes contrary to his own reason too, obliges the gentleman either to obey the call of the person who challenges him to the field, or by refusing, submit himself not only to all the insults his adversary is pleased to treat him with, but also to be branded with the infamous character of a coward by all that know him.
Page 122 - He then took the liberty of reminding her that a young lady more endangered her reputation by an acquaintance of one woman of ill fame than by receiving the visits of twenty men, though professed libertines.
Page 86 - Haywood herself summarizes her heroine's character, it is volatile, mixed, and immature at first: she "was far from setting forth to any advantage the real good qualities she was possessed of: on the contrary the levity of her conduct rather disfigured the native innocence of her mind, and the purity of her intentions."25 But Haywood is at pains to stress the native intelligence and good sense of her heroine, who "had a fine understanding and a very just notion of things...
Page 125 - If you had retained the least spark of generosity, or good-will towards me, you would rather have avoided than coveted my company . . . how base, — how cruel is such a behaviour Betsy 125.
Page 136 - It was alfo the more to be admired, as neither of them had the incomes of their fortunes in their own hands, the one being under guardianfhip, and the other at the allowance of a father, who, though rich, was extremely avaritious.
Page 90 - He did so,' replied she, with a scornful smile; 'but it was not till he had enjoyed them all, and was grown past the power of enjoying yet further:-- when I am eo, 'tis possible I may say the same'
Page 11 - ... he told mr. Goodman, that though he was very much charmed with the...

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