Husband Hunting, Or, The Mother and Daughters: A Tale of Fashionable Life, Volume 1

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G.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane, 1825
 

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Page 247 - Beware Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Page 56 - Nothing exceeds in ridicule, no doubt, A fool in fashion, but a fool that's out, His passion for absurdity's so strong, He cannot bear a rival in the wrong ; Though wrong the mode, comply ; more sense is shown In wearing others
Page 63 - Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. Proud swells the tide with loads of freighted ore, And shouting Folly hails them from her shore...
Page 236 - Tis false; no law divine condemns the virtuous, For differing from the rules your schools devise. Look round, how Providence bestows alike Sunshine and rain, to bless the fruitful year, On different nations, all of different faiths : And...
Page 7 - Cover your heads, and mock not flesh and blood With solemn reverence : throw away respect, Tradition, form, and ceremonious duty, For you have but mistook me all this while: I live with bread like you, feel want, Taste grief, need friends: subjected thus, How can you say to me I am a king?
Page 226 - That it is jealousy's peculiar nature To swell small things to great ; nay, out of nought To conjure much, and then to lose its reason Amid the hideous phantoms it has form'd. Alon. Had I ten thousand lives, I'd give them all To be deceived. I fear 'tis doomsday with me.
Page 206 - That cures all other woe. NARCISSA lives ; PHILANDER is forgot. O the soft commerce ! 0 the tender ties, Close twisted with the fibres of the heart ! Which, broken, break them, and drain off the soul 1065 Of human joy, and make it pain to live.
Page 257 - ... the busy world at least in this Would take example from a wretch like me! None then would waste their hours in foreign thoughts, Forget themselves and what concerns their peace, To tread the mazes of fantastic Falsehood, To haunt her idle sounds and flying tales Through all the giddy, noisy courts of rumour; Malicious slander never would have leisure...
Page 257 - Oh, that the busy world at least in this Would take example from a wretch like me! None then would waste their hours in foreign thoughts, Forget themselves and what concerns their peace, To...
Page 196 - The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind, And make a chequered shadow on the ground...

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