Tales of woman's trials

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Houlston & Son, 1835 - 80 pages

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Page 204 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Page 275 - ... dead father, that as long as I possessed power to think or act, I would entirely devote my exertions to the fulfilment of those engagements, which his necessities compelled him to leave unsatisfied. I am ashamed to say, I nearly forgot my promise, and though a portion of my hard earnings was regularly devoted to the darling prospect of winning back for my father his unspotted reputation, yet I did form plans of happiness in which his memory had no share. " Ernest, for this I have suffered —...
Page 215 - The turtle to her make hath told her tale. Summer is come, for every spray now springs: The hart hath hung his old head on the pale; The buck in brake his winter coat he flings; The fishes flete with new repaired scale.
Page 288 - As old Time makes these decay, So his flames must waste away. But a smooth and steadfast mind, Gentle thoughts and calm desires, Hearts with equal love combined, Kindle never-dying fires. Where these are not, I despise Lovely cheeks, or lips or eyes.
Page 280 - That the good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired." "Bona rerum secundarum optabilia; adversarum mirabilia." Certainly if miracles be the command over nature, they appear most in adversity. It is yet a higher speech of his than the other (much too high for a heathen), "It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man, and the security of a God.
Page 254 - But, whether thro' your gloomy depths I wander, Or on your mountains walk ; give me the calm, The steady, smiling soul ; where wisdom sheds Eternal sunshine and eternal peace. Then, if Misfortune comes, she brings along The bravest virtues. And so many great Illustrious spirits have conversed with woe, Have in her school been taught, as are enough To consecrate distress, and make Ambition Even wish the frown beyond the smile of Fortune.
Page 158 - I therein would have found issue. Hear me profess sincerely : had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather had eleven die nobly for their country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
Page 268 - Sunderland had been, in what she was ; treated her merely as " the governess," and admitted her only as such into their houses. At one of those visits, which she continually shrank from, and only endured as an occasional penance, she met the very Ernest Heathwood, whom Rose so unwittingly alluded to during their evening's walk. The eldest son of a Baronet, who, with his new honours, had changed, it was understood, a mercantile for a somewhat Aristocratic name, was a likely person to attract the attention,...
Page 152 - ... sufficiently forward to conduct the unfortunate men to prison, Joseph Huntley advanced to his wife. The scornful, as well as undaunted, expression of his countenance had changed to one of painful intensity ; he took her hand within his, and pressed it to his lips, without articulating a single syllable. Slowly she moved her face, so that their eyes at last encountered in one long mournful look. Ten years of continued suffering could not have exacted a heavier tribute from Grace Huntley's beauty....
Page 133 - All his faults, his cruelties, were forgotten — she only remembered that he suffered, and was her husband; and she fell upon his bosom and wept bitterly. Whatever were the sins of Joseph Huntley, either before or after this period of his life, it is but justice to him to believe that the tears he that night mingled with his wife's were those of a contrite heart. When she asked him how and where he had spent his time during the past months, he entreated her to forbear such questions for a little...

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