Thoughts in the Form of Maxims Addressed to Young Ladies: On Their First Establishment in the World

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Page 4 - If the contagion of example gain too llrong an empire over him, if mifled by pleaiures, or hurried by paflion, let not your impatience prevent his return to reafon. Let an early examination of his temper, prepare you to bear with inequalities, to which all are more or lefs fubjeft. Do net attempt to deftroy his innocent pleafures by pretexts of ceconorny; retrench rather your own expences to promote them.
Page 1 - Do-iuager of Carlifle. HAbituate yourfelf to that way of life moft agreeable to the perfon to whom you are united : be content in retirement, or with fociety, with the town or the country.. If he mould prefer the country during your earlier years, a perio'd when diverfions are...
Page 104 - Jf naturally blefied with a good memory, exercife it continually. Reft not contented with the plea of a bad memory ; it is but another name for negligence among young perfons. There are certainly degrees of memory ; fome more feeble, iorne more perfeft than others: for the one, there are many helps ; the other muft be fupported properly.
Page 13 - ... to preferve it : by too much anxiety you may deftroy it. Sufficient are the real difficulties we have each to encounter, in the courfe of our lives ; create none therefore : ufe your reafon in combating the former ; and be filent if the weaknefs of your frame prevent an entire fuppreflion of fictitious ones.
Page 4 - If the contagion of example gain too ftrong an empire over him, if miiled by pleafures, or hurried by paffion, let not your impatience prevent his return to reafon. Let an early examination of his temper, prepare you to bear with inequalities, to which all are more or lefs fubject. Do not attempt to deftroy his innocent pleafures by pretexts of ceconomy ; retrench rather your own expences to promote them. Should he fometimes delight in trivial occupations, treat fuch with complaifance ; as few but...
Page 53 - Should Should a plentiful fortune enable you to indulge a difpofition to give, compleat the happinefs of the receivers by the manner of beftowing.
Page 8 - When a perfon ihall fee his friends coolly received in his own houfe, he will naturally feek occafions to meet them abroad : maintain, therefore, your intereft with him, by a polite behaviour to thofe he fo prefers, although you may not. Jealoufy is oft ideal ; it is capricious, its dictates inoonfiderate, its fuggeftions fatal to mutual repofe.
Page 35 - If confiderable, method and ргц- . dence will render it doubly beneficial. Obferve the utmoft regularity in the keeping of your houfehold accounts; it is tranquillity to you, juftice to your dependents. The luxury of this age exacts from the miftrefs of a great houfe, or indeed a fmaller, fome attention to a table ; difdain not therefore to give a proper application to thÝ.t mid y.
Page 5 - Do not attempt to deftroy his innocent pleafures by pretexts of ceconomy; retrench rather your own expences to promote them. Should he fometimes delight in trivial occupations, treat fuch with complaifance ; as few but the idle have leifure to be very ill-tempered. . Difturb Diftiirb not the hours he may have allotted for amufement, with the recital of domeftic grievances.
Page 2 - Make choice of fuch amufements es will attach him to your company : ftudy fuch occupations as will render you of confequence to him ; fuch as the management; of his fortune, and the conduct of his houfe ; yet, without afluming a fuperiority unbecoming your ┐ex.

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