The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady. In Two Volumes. ...
A. Millar, 1744
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Page 319 - Idea more pleasing than what this little Society enjoyed, in the true Proofs of each other's Love: And, as strong a Picture as this is of real Happiness, it is in the power of every Community to attain it, if every Member of it would perform the Part allotted him by Nature, or his Station in Life, with a sincere Regard to the Interest and Pleasure of the whole.
Page 320 - Not, chaos-like, together crufh'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmonioufly confus'd : Where order in variety we fee, And where, tho' all things differ, all agree.
Page 46 - Level with themselves, thrown greatly below them. If we were to attempt getting our living by any Trade, People in that Station would think we were endeavouring to take their Bread out of their mouths, and combine together against us; saying, we must certainly deserve our Distress, or our great Relations would support us.
Page 46 - Camilla, there is no Situation so deplorable, no Condition so much to be pitied, as that of a Gentle-woman in real Poverty.
Page 96 - Circumstances. Camilla could not forbear enquiring of Cynthia, if this young Lady had not a Father alive, and whether it was not probable his marrying a second Wife might be the cause of her Misfortunes...
Page 243 - For a Man, who is really concerned for another's Frailties, will keep them as much as possible even from his own Thoughts, as well as endeavour to hide them from the rest of the World: And whenever I hear one of...
Page 47 - In short, Persons who are so unfortunate as to be in this Situation, are in a World full of People, and yet are as solitary as if they were in the wildest Desart; no body will allow them to be of their Rank, nor admit them into their Community.
Page 298 - But the moment she opened her Eyes, she fixed them on her Father for some time, without being able to utter her Words. -At last she burst into a Flood of Tears, — which gave her some Relief, — and enabled her to say, "Am I then, at last, so happy- that my Father thinks me worthy his Regard? — And could you be so good, Sir, to come to look for me?