The Coquette: Or, The History of Eliza Wharton. A Novel: Founded on Fact

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W. P. Fetridge, 1855 - 286 pages

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Page 243 - ... promises, kindly stepped in, and carried him away, to where the wicked cease from troubling, and where the weary are at rest ! It is during the time that we lived on this farm, that my little story is most eventful.
Page 121 - I hear the sound of feet! they march this way! Let us retire, and try if we can drown Each softer thought in sense of present danger. When love once pleads admission to our hearts (In spite of all the virtue we can boast) The woman that deliberates is lost.
Page 9 - Woes cluster; rare are solitary woes; They love a train, they tread each other's heel...
Page 140 - What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heart-felt joy, Is virtue's prize: A better would you fix?
Page 151 - Good, when he gives — supremely good ; Nor less, when he denies ; E'en crosses, from his sovereign hand, Are blessings in disguise.
Page 191 - To you, good gods, I make my last appeal ; Or clear my virtues, or my crimes reveal. If in the maze of fate I blindly run, And backward trod those paths I sought to shun, Impute my errors to your own decree : My hands are guilty, but my heart is free.
Page 88 - An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
Page 120 - Content, or pleasure, but the good and just? Judges and senates have been bought for gold, Esteem and love were never to be sold.
Page 86 - With regard to its being- a dependent situation, what one is not so? Are we not all links in the great chain of society, some more, some less important, but each upheld by others, throughout the confederated whole ? In whatever situation we are placed, our greater or less degree of happiness must be derived from ourselves.
Page 9 - ... portrait of whom accompanies these pages, taken from an original painting.) He died in Hartford also, March 2, 1776, aged sixty-eight years, after having served in the ministry in that place forty-three of the same. His tombstone bears the following inscription: — IN MEMORY OF THE REV. ELNATHAN WHITMAN, Pastor of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford, and one of the fellows of the corporation of Yale College, who departed this life the 2d day of March, AD 1776, in the 69th year of his age...

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