Memoirs of the life of mrs. Elizabeth Carter, with a new edition of her poems; to whither are added, some miscellaneous essays in prose, together with her notes on the Bible

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Page 124 - Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God afraid of me: Safe from the Bar, the Pulpit, and the Throne, Yet touched and shamed by ridicule alone.
Page 144 - Tho' spoke at court, is foppery and fond. To turn to dreamers of another species, not a whit behind Gould, on the score of irrationality, is Gilbert Wakefield, with his idolatry, whatever its consequences, of analogy and grammar. These being in his contemplation, not in their real character, as things in perpetual flux...
Page 410 - God for delivering her from her sufferings, and to implore his assistance to prepare me to follow her. Little, alas! infinitely too little, have I yet profited by the blessing of such an example. God grant that her memory, which I hope will ever survive in my heart, may produce a happier effect. " Adieu, my dear friend, God bless you, and V conduct us.
Page 17 - Among her studies there was one which she never neglected ; one which was always dear to her, from her earliest infancy to the latest period of her life, and in which she made a continual improvement. This was that of religion, which was her constant care and greatest delight.
Page 40 - ... her on this occasion. Yet for the time is short, and as you were not in town, I did not till this day remember that you might help us, and recollect how widely and how rapidly light is diffused.
Page 195 - CHRIST ; showing, of a truth, that " the sufferings of this present time are not to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.
Page 467 - Carter was confined to her bed bed with a fever, which was thought to be dangerous. She was attended by her brother-inlaw, Dr. Douglas, then a physician in town, and he was in the habit of sending bulletins of the state of her health to her most intimate friends, with many of whom he was well acquainted himself. At one of Mrs. Vesey's parties a note was brought to her, which she immediately saw was from Dr. Douglas. "Oh!
Page 17 - Which shtJ had onjy a general, and, in some cases, merely a superficial knowledge; so that she was literally better acquainted with the meanderings -of the Peneus, and the course of the Ilyssus, than she was with those of the Thames or Loire ; and could give a better account of the wanderings of Ulysses and ./Eneas, than she could of the voyages and discoveries of Cook or Bougainville.
Page 423 - She was, indeed, always vexed whenever it was attributed to her, ami denied it in the strongest terms. 60 ventured to own it, though I have not denied it, It gives me great pleasure that it was at first a secret, as it helped you to that unprejudiced applause of the work,, which it might have been difficult to separate from a regard to the author. But now I think one may lawfully speak out.
Page 483 - I hope, too, that the almost incessant rains have not damaged the corn and hops in your county. It ought to be a consolation to us, too, that the badness of the season has been our greatest calamity, while such tragic scenes have been acting in France, and perhaps may continue to be extended in that country. Were they to stop now, it would not be without such a humiliation of the House of Bourbon as must be astonishing. Their government was certainly a very bad one ; but I cannot conceive that such...

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