Camilla, Or, A Picture of Youth

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T. Payne ... and T. Cadell Jun and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell), 1796
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Page 67 - ... them. It will tell you, that where allowed only a negative choice, it is your own beft intereft to combat againft a pofitive wifh.
Page 61 - The temporal destiny of woman is enwrapt in still more impenetrable obscurity than that of man. She begins her career by being involved in all the worldly accidents of a parent; she continues it by being associated in all that may environ a husband: and the difficulties arising from this doubly appendant state, are augmented by the next to impossibility, that the first dependance should pave the way for the ultimate.
Page 90 - ... ch. 12 10 Vice is detestable; I banish all its appearances from my coteries; and I would banish its reality, too, were I sure I should then have any thing but empty chairs in my drawing-room. Cam)//a(1796)bk. 5, ch. 6 11 The cure of a romantic first flame...
Page 67 - ... fecurity of a difengaged mind. I know too much of the human heart to be ignorant that the acceleration, or delay, muft depend upon circumftance : I can only require from you what depends upon yourfelf, a Heady and courageous warfare againft the two dangerous underminers of your peace and of your lame, imprudence and impatience.
Page 67 - I can only require from you what depends upon yourself, a steady and courageous warfare against the two dangerous underminers of your peace and of your fame, imprudence and impatience. You have champions with which to encounter them that cannot fail of success, . . . good sense and delicacy.
Page 65 - Meanwhile, it is enough for every modeft and reafonable young woman to confider, that where there are two parties, choice can belong only to one of them : and then let her call upon all her feelings of delicacy, all her notions of propriety, to decide...
Page 64 - ... as much docility for various life as may accord with invariable principles, and as much accommodation with the world at large, as may combine with a juft diftinction of felected fociety.
Page 335 - No man is in love when he marries. He may have loved before; I have even heard he has sometimes loved after: but at the time never. There is something in the formalities of the matrimonial preparations that drive away all the little cupidons.
Page 63 - If fafhioned to mine in the great world, he may deem the metropolis all turbulence ; if endowed with every refource for retirement, he may think the country diftafteful.
Page 63 - And though her talents, her acquirements, may in either of thefe cafes be fet afide, with an only filent regret of wafted youth and application ; the turn of mind which they have induced, the appreciation which they have taught of time, of...

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