The History of Clarissa Harlowe: In a Series of Letters, Volume 5

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J. Carpenter and William Miller, 1811
 

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Pagina 361 - Sleep is a god too proud to wait in palaces, And yet so humble too, as not to scorn The meanest country cottages : " His poppy grows among the corn." The halcyon Sleep will never build his nest In any stormy breast. 'Tis not enough that he does find Clouds and darkness in their mind ; Darkness but half his work will do : 'Tis not enough ; he must find quiet too.
Pagina 334 - But mind what followed: at last, somehow, neglecting to satisfy its hungry maw, or having otherwise disobliged it on some occasion, it resumed its nature ; and on a sudden fell upon her, and tore her in pieces. And who was most to blame, I pray ? The brute, or the lady ? The lady, surely ! For what she did was out of nature, out of character, at least: what it did was in its own nature.
Pagina 124 - ... might be supposed to lean to the side most injured; and that, as I managed it, was to mine. A dear, silly soul, thought I, at the time, to depend upon the goodness of her own heart, when the heart cannot be seen into but by its actions ; and she, to appearance, a runaway, an eloper, from a tender, a most indulgent husband !—To neglect to cultivate the opinion of individuals, when the whole world is governed by appearance...

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