Elegant Tales, Histories, and Epistles of a Moral Tendency: On Love, Friendship, Matrimony, Conjugal Felicity, Jealousy, Constancy, Magnanimity, Cheerfulness, and Other Importanct Subjects

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P. Wogan, H. Colbert [and 6 others], 1791 - 480 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 411 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Σελίδα 335 - ... yet without power to return, and had this aggravation above all others that they were criminal but not delighted. The drunkard for a time laughed over his wine; the ambitious man triumphed in the miscarriage of his rival; but the captives of Indolence had neither superiority nor merriment.
Σελίδα 335 - Discontent lowered in their looks, and Sadness hovered round their shades ; yet they crawled on reluctant and gloomy, till they arrived at the depth of the recess, varied only with poppies and nightshade, where the dominion of Indolence terminates, and the hopeless wanderer is delivered up to Melancholy; the chains of Habit are rivetted for ever ; and Melancholy, having tortured her prisoner for a time, consigns him at last to the cruelty of Despair. While I was musing on this miserable scene, my...
Σελίδα 334 - Reason than to disobey her; and who retreated from the heat and tumult of the way, not to the bowers of Intemperance, but to the maze of Indolence.
Σελίδα 329 - ... at once^' and left her at a diftance; and even of thefe,. many rufhing too precipitately forward, and hindered by their terrors from flopping where they were fafe, were fatigued with their own vehemence, and refigned themfelves again to that power from whom an efcape muft be fo dearly bought, and whofe tyranny was little felt, except when it was refifted. Some, however there always were, who, when they found Habit prevailing over them, called upon...
Σελίδα 422 - ... went home full of this strange adventure, and about a week after, chancing to be in company with Mr. T. the rejected lover, whom I mentioned in the beginning of my letter, I told him the whole story of his angel, not questioning but he would feel on this occasion the usual pleasure of a resenting lover, when he hears that fortune has avenged him of the cruelty of his mistress.
Σελίδα 325 - They all agreed in rejoicing that they fliould no longer be fubjedt to her caprices, or difturbed by her documents, but fhould be now under the direction only of Reafon, to whom they made no doubt of being able to recommend themfelves by a fteady adherence to all her precepts. Reafon counfelled them, at their firft entrance upon her province, to inlift themfelves among the votaries of Religion ; and informed them, that if they trufted to her alone, they would find the fame fate with her other admirers,...
Σελίδα 413 - SPRING Sheds her own rosy garland on their heads : Till evening comes at last, serene and mild ; When after the long vernal...
Σελίδα 439 - ... which the caprice of others, like the rod of an enchanter, could dissipate in a moment, and leave her to regret the loss of enjoyments, which she could neither hope to obtain nor cease to desire. Of this, however, Flavilla had no dread. She was remarkably tall for her age, and was celebrated not only for her beauty but her wit: these qualifications she considered...
Σελίδα 334 - Habits which hovered about thefe foon grew to an enormous fize, nor were there any who lefs attempted to return to Reafon, or fooner funk into the gulphs that lay before them. When thefe firft quitted the road, Reafon looked after them with a frown of contempt, but had little expectations of being able to reclaim them ; for the bowl of intoxication was of fuch qualities as to...

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