Letters addressed to two young married ladies, Volume 2

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Page 107 - If you could do nothing and allow nothing to be done ; if you could bring your pupil sound and robust to the age of twelve years without his being able to distinguish his right hand from his left — from your very first lessons the eyes of his understanding would be open to reason.
Page 146 - Alas ! little reafon had this vain ridiculous mother to rejoice in the accomplifhments of her Caroline ; as the miferable girl, (educated only to allure) at the age of eighteen, became the prey of a vile libertine, with whom (being a married man) fhe eloped to France, and died foon after, equally wretched and infamous.
Page 107 - ... the wifeft of men. It is thus, by attempting nothing in the beginning, you might produce a prodigy of education. Take the road...
Page 17 - I have ventured to fuggeft, endeavoured to exemplify, in the fecond Letter ; that, while the Hand is cropping the tranfient Beauties of a Flower, the attentive Mind may be enriching itfelf with folid and and lafting Good.
Page 143 - I once faw a letter from a vain fafhionable woman (who was the mother of three girls) which run thus : —
Page 111 - ... he entertains not the ideas, but fimply the images, of things ; the difference between which confifts in that, fuch images are only the direct paintings of perceptible objects, and ideas are the notions of fuch objects determined by their refpective relations to each other.
Page 50 - Chriftian inftitution, as that partiality, which we contrad from our earlkft education for the manners of Pagan antiquity : from whence •we learn to adopt every moral idea, which is repugnant .to it; to applaud falfe virtues, which that difavows ; to be guided by laws of honour, which that abhors ; to imitate characters, •which that detefts; and...
Page 108 - ... of arts ; fo fathers and preceptors think they can never have too many checks, corrections, reprimands, menaces, promifes, intiruftions, fair fpeeches, and fine arguments.

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