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Page 82 - O'er other creatures; yet when I approach Her loveliness so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest,0 best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded; wisdom in discourse with her Loses discountenanced and like folly shows; Authority and reason on her wait...
Page 228 - What elegance and grandeur wide expand, The pride of Turkey and of Persia land ? Soft quilts on quilts, on carpets carpets spread, And couches stretch'd around in seemly band ; And endless pillows rise to prop the head ; So that each spacious room was one full-swelling bed.
Page 61 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet ; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food ; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles.
Page 82 - All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded : wisdom in discourse with her Loses discountenanced, and like folly shows. Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally : and, to consummate all, Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat Build in her loveliest, and create an awe About her, as a guard angelic placed.
Page iii - Whether the Charmer sinner it, or saint it, If Folly grows romantic, I must paint it. Come then, the colours and the ground prepare ! Dip in the Rainbow, trick her off in Air, Chuse a firm Cloud, before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.
Page 172 - ... boudoirs, as an Italian greyhound : he had precisely the same graceful, shivery adaptation to live by petting and caresses. His tastes were all so exquisite that it was the most difficult thing in the world to keep him out of misery a moment. He was in a chronic state of disgust with something or other in our lower world from morning till night. His profession was nominally that of architecture and landscape gardening; but, in point of fact, consisted in telling certain rich, blasť, stupid,...
Page 83 - Then value. Oft-times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well managed. Of that skill the more thou know'st, The more she will acknowledge thee her head, And to realities yield all her shows...
Page 70 - He might have nourished us like " the fowls of the air and the lilies of the field," which " toil not, neither do they spin.
Page 320 - But are wornenrefbrmers going to clamor for having every woman turned out helpless, when the man who has married her, and made her a mother, discovers that she has not the power to interest him, and to help his higher spiritual development ? It was because woman is helpless and weak, and because Christ was her great Protector, that he made the law of marriage irrevocable. " Whosoever putteth away his wife causeth her to commit adultery.
Page 30 - but I am letting myself be wicked just a little, you know, to relieve my mind. I ought to put myself to school to make the best of it; but it came on me so very suddenly. Yes," she added, "I am going to take a course of my Bible and Fenelon before I see John, — poor fellow. " "And try to have faith for her," said Miss Letitia. "Well, I'll try to have faith," said Miss Grace; "but I do trust it will be some days before John comes down on me with his raptures, men in love are such fools.