The Novelist's Magazine, Volume 14

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Harrison and Company, 1784
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Pagina 26 - One great estate is already obtained at the expense of the relations to it, though distant relations ; my brother's, I mean, by his godmother : and this has given the hope, however chimerical that hope, of procuring others ; and that my own at least may revert to the family. And yet, in my opinion, the world is but one great family. Originally it was so. What then is this narrow selfishness that reigns in us, but relationship remembered against relationship forgot...
Pagina 4 - What will be found to be more particularly aimed at in the following work, is — to warn the inconsiderate and thoughtless of the one sex, against the base arts and designs of specious contrivers of the other — to caution parents against the undue exercise of their natural authority over their children in the great article of marriage — to warn children against preferring a man of pleasure...
Pagina 4 - Much more lively and affecting," says one of the principal characters, " must be the style of those who write in the height of a present distress, the mind tortured by the pangs of uncertainty, — the events then hidden in the womb of fate, — than the dry, narrative, unanimated style of a person relating difficulties and dangers surmounted, can be, — the relater perfectly at ease, and, if himself unmoved by his own story, not likely greatly to affect the reader.
Pagina 444 - ... he had. Upon the whole of his behaviour and conversation, he put me in mind of that character in Milton : — His tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and...
Pagina 46 - I will recount it all, though I sit up the whole night to do it; for I have a vast deal to write, and will be as minute as you wish me to be. I concluded my last in a fright. It was occasioned by a conversation that passed between my mother and my aunt, part of which Hannah overheard.
Pagina 4 - ... to caution parents against the undue exercise of their natural authority over their children in the great article of marriage — to warn children against preferring a man of pleasure to a man of probity, upon that dangerous but too commonly received notion, that a reformed rake makes the best...
Pagina 5 - Now melt with pity, now with anguish thrill; Thy moral page while virtuous precepts fill, Warm from the heart, to mend the age designed, Wit, strength, truth, decency, are all combin'd To lead our Youth to Good, and guard from ill.

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