The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless: In Four Volumes, Volume 3

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T. Gardner, 1751 - English fiction
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Page 217 - But doom'd to drag my loathsome life in care, For my reward, must end it in despair. Fire, water, air, and earth, and force of fates...
Page 101 - She assumed the courage to tell him, his way of reasoning was neither just nor delicate.—"Would you," said she, "be guilty of a base action, rather than have it suspected that you were so?"—"No," answered he; "but virtue is a different thing in our sex, to what it is in yours;—the forfeiture of what is called virtue in a woman is more a folly than a baseness; but the virtue of a man is his courage, his constancy, his probity, which if he loses, he becomes contemptible to himself, as well as...
Page 30 - I am grieved to the very soul, to hear you have any subject for affliction; but am very certain, that in being deprived of your divine presence, I endure a more mortal stab than any loss you have sustained can possibly inflict.
Page 126 - Glad would he have been to have brought her by degrees to an indifference for him, — to have prevailed on her to...
Page 280 - Betfy's expreffing her liking of two very large curious jars, bought them, and presented them to her.
Page 277 - It feemed as if fate interefted itfelf in a peculiar manner, for the mortification of this young lady ; — every thing contributed to give her the...
Page 34 - ... favour of a court has been hung out, how has their virtue veered and yeilded...
Page 271 - ... judgment in the matter ; and it was to engage her to go with him the next morning about twelve o'clock, when the goods were to be exhibited to public view, that had occafioned him and mr.
Page 152 - With noife and mew, and in a crowd " to woo, " For true felicity dwells but in two.
Page 82 - I befeech you, to talk to me in this manner : — it is an ill-judged policy, methinks, in you men, to idolize the women too much, you...

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