Miscellanies in Prose and Verse ...: To which is Now First Added, A Letter to a New Married Lady

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E. and C. Dilly, and J. Walter, 1777 - English (Missel) - 204 pages
 

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Page 63 - As they keep regular hours, and rise early, and as Lady Worthy never pays , or admits morning visits, they have seven or eight hours in every day free from all interruption from the world, in which the cultivation of their own minds, and those of their children, the due attention to •health, to...
Page 75 - I told my uncle was to me insuperable ; it was, that the person whom he proposed to me as the companion, the guide and director of my whole life, to whom I was to vow not only obedience but love, had nothing in him that could ever engage my affection: his understanding was low, his sentiments mean and indelicate, and his manners unpolite and unpleasing.— ^' What stuff is all this,' interrupted my uncle,
Page 99 - I am very unhappy, and see no likelihood of my being otherwise in this world— and all beyond the grave is eternal darkness.
Page 79 - I thought myself injured by his accusations and tyranny, I gave over the attempt to mitigate his anger. He appealed to heaven for the...
Page 93 - He entreated me to add dignity and value to his life by making it conducive to the happinefs of mine ; and was going on with the...
Page 106 - I had now all the torments of jealousy to endure, till a cruel certainty put an end to them. I learnt, at length, that my...
Page 109 - ... was before my eyes. I who had once been the darling and the pride of indulgent parents, who had once been beloved...
Page 102 - Sir George Freelove at my feet, who had gained admittance, contrary to my orders, by corrupting my landlady. It is not...
Page 70 - ... from those liberties, which he had looked upon as trifling errors in his own conduct He, therefore, laboured with great application to inculcate in me the love of order, the beauty of moral rectitude, and the...
Page 108 - Every circumstance of my past life was present to my mind ; but most the idea of my faithless lover and my criminal love tortured my imagination, and rent my bleeding heart, which, in spite of all its guilt and all its wrongs, retained the tenderest and most ardent affection for its undoer. This...

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