The Female Spectator

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Page 15 - Heaven takes thee at thy word, without regard, And lets thee poorly be thy own reward. The world is made for the bold impious man, Who stops at nothing, seizes all he can. Justice to merit does weak aid afford ; She trusts her balance, and neglects her sword. Virtue is nice to take what's not her own ; And, while she long consults, the prize is gone.
Page 49 - Retchlefs of laws, affe&s to rule alone, * Anxious to reign, and reftlefs on the throne : * Firft vegetive, then feels, and reafons laft ; ' Rich of three fouls, and lives all three to wafte.
Page 216 - tis hard to know How long we please it shall continue so ; This side to-day, and that to-morrow burns; So all are God a'mighties in their turns. A tempting doctrine, plausible and new...
Page 156 - With inward greatness, unaffected wisdom, And sanctity of manners. Cato's soul Shines out in every thing she acts or speaks, While winning mildness and attractive smiles Dwell in her looks, and with becoming grace Soften the rigour of her father's virtues.
Page 135 - Thick swarms of soldiers, loaden from the town. Thus, in battalia, march embodied ants, Fearful of winter, and of future wants, T' invade the corn, and to their cells convey The plunder 'd forage of their yellow prey. The...
Page 156 - Tis not a set of features, or complexion, The tincture of a skin that I admire. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.
Page 278 - So every passion but fond love, Unto its own redress does move : But that alone the wretch inclines To what prevents his own designs ; Makes him lament, and sigh, and weep, Disorder'd, tremble, fawn, and creep ; Postures which render him despis'd, Where he endeavours to be priz'd : For women, born to be control'd, Stoop to the forward and the bold ; Affect the haughty and the proud, The gay, the frolic, and the loud.
Page 177 - Dissensions, like small streams, are first begun, Scarce seen they rise, but gather as they run : So lines that from their parallel decline, More they proceed, the more they still disjoin. Tis therefore my advice, in haste we send, And beg the Faculty to be our friend...
Page 85 - There's no such thing as constancy you call ; Faith ties not hearts ; 'tis inclination all, Some wit deformed, or beauty much decayed, First constancy in love a virtue made. From friendship they that landmark did remove, And falsely placed it on the bounds of love. Let the effects of change be only tried ; Court me, in jest, and call me Almahide; But this is only counsel I impart, For I, perhaps, should not receive your...
Page 157 - Nor can I by any means approve of compelling young Ladies of Fortune to make so much Use of the Needle, as they did in former Days, and some few continue to...

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