A Series of Genuine Letters Between Henry and Frances

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Page 44 - Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and dog will have his day.
Page 200 - There is indeed something truly magnificent in this kind of amusement; it gives a nobler air to several parts of nature; it fills the earth with a variety of beautiful scenes, and has something in it like creation.
Page 105 - That good-natured author remarks, that there is a certain general claim of kindness and benevolence which every species of creatures has a right to from us. It is to be regretted that this generous maxim is not more attended to, in the affair of education, and pressed home upon tender minds in its full extent and latitude.
Page 3 - Self-love to be. 7Each day think on me, and each day I shall For thee make Hours Canonical. By every Wind that comes this way, Send me at least a sigh or two, Such and so many I'll repay As shall themselves make winds to get to you.
Page 162 - Thus, as faft as our time runs, we fliould be very glad in moft parts of our lives that it ran much fafter than it does. Several hours of the day hang . upon our hands ; nay we wifh away whole years : and travel through time as through a country filled with many wild and empty waftes, which we would fain hurry over, that we may arrive at thofe feveral little fetdements, or imaginary points of reft which are difperfed up and down in it.
Page 106 - ... creatures. I know that there are grown people, and very good, kind men, too, who defend and celebrate the sport, and value themselves on their skill in it; but I think it tolerable only in boys, who are cruel because they are thoughtless.
Page 280 - Dignity with" out pride, good-humour without fol*' ly, wit without fatirc, charity without " oftentation, and philofophy with the ** extremeft quicknefs of underftanding ** and tendernefs of heart, are all joined " in the amiable compofition of that *.* unaffectedly good woman;};.
Page 9 - It would be an easier Task for you than almost any Man, for I think your whole Life and Character have a great deal of that Stile in them.
Page 179 - As to the affair of Nancy and Sally, it is of no farther consequence to me, than if James and the Coachman had been the Disputants. Nor did I mention my Opinion of Sally with any Design ; for you may easily conceive, that it is a matter of Indifference to me, whether your present favourite was...

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