Adeline Mowbray, or, The mother and daughter. New, illustr. ed. [Followed by] The welcome home [and] The Quaker, and the young man of the world

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Page 295 - I am convinced, that if the ties of marriage were dissolved, or it were no longer to be judged infamous to act in contempt of them, unbridled licentiousness would soon be in general practice.
Page 296 - There are two ways in which a mother cau be of useto her daughter : the one is by instilling into her mind virtuous principles, and by setting her a virtuous example : the other is, by being to her in her own person an awful warning, a melancholy proof of the dangers which attend a deviation from the path of virtue.
Page 246 - Is thy servant a dog that he should do this thing ? " His feelings, disturbed on this one point, shook his judgment off its balance on another.
Page 49 - But she continued silent, and Mrs. Mowbray went on. " The poetical philosophy which I have so much delighted to study, has served me to ornament my conversation, and make persons less enlightened than myself wonder at the superior boldness of my fancy, and the acuteness of my reasoning powers ; — but I should as soon have thought of making this little gold chain round my neck fasten the hall-door, as act upon the precepts laid down in those delightful books.
Page 105 - Fernando : and scarcely had she perceived it was him, when, fetching from the bottom of her heart a deep and dismal Oh ! she fell backward in a swoon ; and, had not the barber, who stood close by, caught her in his arms, she would have fallen to the ground. The priest...
Page 45 - ... lover is always a monopolizer, always desirous of calling the woman of his affections his own : it is not only because he considers marriage as a holy institution that the lover leads his mistress to the altar ; but because it gives him a right to appropriate the fair treasure to himself, — because it sanctions and perpetuates the dearest of all monopolies, and erects a sacred barrier to guard his rights, — around which, all that is respectable in society, all that is most powerful and effectual...
Page 4 - For this purpose she turned over innumerable volumes in search of rules on the subject, on which she might improve, anticipating with great satisfaction the moment when she should be held up as a pattern of imitation to mothers, and be prevailed upon, though with graceful reluctance, to publish her system without a name, for the benefit of society.
Page 233 - ... it is necessary to seem to derive exclusive enjoyment from the society of the object avowed to be beloved, and to seek its gratification in preference to one's own, even in the most trivial things. He knew not that opportunities of conferring large benefits, like bank-bills for 361,000, rarely come into use; but little attentions, friendly participations and kindnesses, are wanted daily, and like small change, are necessary to carry on the business of life and happiness.
Page 150 - Thou art one of the enlightened, as they call themselves — Thou art one of those wise in their own conceit, who, disregarding the customs of ages, and the dictates of experience, set up their own opinions against the hallowed institutions of men and the will of the Most High.

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