The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless ...

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L. Garden, 1768
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Page 15 - Abdallah bridled the mare himself, and as soon as King Beder had sent back the groom with the two horses, he said to him, "My lord, you have no reason to stay any longer in this city: mount the mare, and return to your kingdom. I have but one thing more to recommend to you; and that is, if you should ever happen to part with the mare, be sure not to give up the bridle.
Page 134 - Glad would he have been to have brought her by degrees to an indifference for him, — to have prevailed on her to...
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 109 - 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 34 - ... to the temptation ? — It is not, therefore, to be wondered at, that a young heart unexperienced in the fallacy of...
Page 281 - ... 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 o«cafioned him and Mr.
Page 16 - I fear her conduct ; —- * her youth, -•- her beauty,— the gaiety « of her temper, and the little vanities of « her fex, are every day expofing her to « temptations Fatal to reputation ; —- I « wifh, therefore, fhe were well married \ « —I know not how the courtfhip of Mr.
Page 205 - If fhe were either a fool, faid he,ftamping with extreme vexation, or of a vicious inclination, her conduct would leave no room for wonder ;—but for a girl, who wants neither wit nor virtue, to expofe herfelf in this manner, has.
Page 98 - Into what vexations,' cried he, * may not a whole family be plunged, * through the indifcretion of one woman ?' * Judge not too rafhly,
Page 92 - Männer: gentlemen, who pretend to be affected by it, give themselves more trouble than they need, - as that passion is generally allowed rather to be the child of fancy than of real merit in the object loved. I should think it would be sufficient for any man in his addresses to a lady, to tell her, that she happens to hit his taste, - that she is what he likes, without dressing her up in qualities, which perhaps, have no existence but in his own imagination.

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