The Memoirs of Ninon de L'Enclos: With Her Letters to Mons. de St. Evremond, and to the Marquis de Sevigné, Τόμος 1

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Σελίδα 10 - Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little, blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Σελίδα 9 - I have learned with a great deal of pleasure that the Count de Grammont has recovered his former health, and acquired a new devotion. Hitherto I have been contented with being a plain honest man; but I must do something more: and I only wait for your example to become a devotee. You live in a country where people have wonderful advantages of saving their souls: there, vice is almost as opposite to the mode as...
Σελίδα 31 - What conscience dictates to be done, Or warns me not to do, This teach me more than hell to shun, That more than heav'n pursue. What blessings thy free bounty gives Let me not cast away ; For God is paid when man receives, T
Σελίδα 33 - Decline 1 could be a fit Companion for a Woman of her Age, She has more Wit than all the Women in France, and more true Merit. She is going to leave us, which makes every one grieve . that knows her, and me particularly. If you had been here, we fhould have made Entertainments worthy of the pad Time.
Σελίδα 39 - ... that contest of stomachs you speak of. I decided to make a trial of mine against Madame de Sandwich's at a great dinner at Milord Jersey's ; I wasn't beaten. Everyone knows Madame de Sandwich's wit; I see her good taste in the extraordinary esteem she has for you. But she couldn't beat me in praising you any more than in eating. You are of all countries; as much esteemed in London as in Paris. You are of all times, and when I quote you to do honour to mine, the young people immediately name you...
Σελίδα 6 - LA FONTAINE in England : we have but little of his company at Paris ; his head is very much weakened. This is the fate of Poets : TA sso and LUCRETIUS felt it.
Σελίδα 177 - An antidote in female caprice lies (Kind heaven !) againft the poifon of their eyes.
Σελίδα 38 - I am afraid me goes into the Country. She knows all that you think of her. My Lady SANDWICH will tell you more News of this Country than I. She has examin'd and founded every thing to the bottom.
Σελίδα 171 - If you madly trace the footsteps of our ancient heroes of romance, adopting their extravagant sentiments, you will soon experience, that such false chivalry metamorphoses this charming passion into a melancholy folly; nay, often a tragical one: a perfect frenzy ! but divest it of all the borrowed pomp of opinion, and you will then perceive how much it will contribute both to your happiness and pleasure. Be assured that if either reason or...
Σελίδα 27 - There are certain occafions wherein we: va.lue the Stomach more than the Underftanding ; and I confefs, to my fhame, that I reckon you are more happy in enjoying the one than the other. I always believ'd that your Judgment would be as long-liv'd as...

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