The history of Ophelia: Published by the author of David Simple, Volume 1

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printed for T. Vernor, 1787
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Page 199 - Caflio's lodging lofe this napkin, And let him find it : Trifles, light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmations ftrong As proofs of holy writ.
Page 159 - I had been convinced by Observation, that Plays and Novels vitiate the Taste: I allow many of them to be extremely diverting, some very fine; but by the Multiplicity of Events, mixed with a good Deal of the Marvellous; they learn the Mind a Dissipation even in Reading. The simple...
Page 248 - ... and doth deliver us out of great dangers, and who, if we confide in Him, will yet also deliver us. "Dinner being finished, and about half an hour's more conversation ; if the weather was fine, or permitted it, he would usually take one of his Chaplains with him, either to go and visit some friend, or to take a walk in the fields for the benefit of the air. But he made it his invariable practice, before ever he quitted his house, to say a short prayer to beg that the protection and the blessing...
Page 166 - Conversation particularly agreeable to me. There is great Satisfaction in having the Liberty of talking Nonsense, without incurring the Contempt of our Hearers; and, perhaps, People never appear to more Advantage, than when they dare give the Reins to their Imagination and Vivacity, and leave to others the Care of being wise.

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