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" I would perfuade any one to a continual poring over books ; too much reading, though of the heft authors, is apt to dull the fpirits, and deftroy that attention which alone can render this employment profitable. A few good maxims, well... "
The Female Spectator - Page 176
by Eliza Fowler Haywood - 1755
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The Female Spectator, Volume 1

Eliza Fowler Haywood - Etiquette for women - 1771 - 340 pages
...would perfuade any one to a continual poring over books ; too much reading, though of the heft authors, is apt to dull the fpirits, and deftroy that attention...this employment profitable. A few good maxims, well digefled by reflection, dwell upon the memory, and are not only a remedy for prefent ills, but alfo...
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The Weekly entertainer; or agreeable and instructive repository ..., Volumes 1-2

1783 - 1276 pages
...and deftroy that attention which alone. on render this employment profitable. A few good maxims, Rtll digefted by reflection, dwell upon the memory, and are not only a remedy for prefent ills, but alfo a kind of antidote againft iiy future ones that fate may have in fiore. But it may be...
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