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Pagina xxvi - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A Creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles.
Pagina xxvii - A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of angelic light.
Pagina xxii - We take it for a translation; and should believe it to be a true story, if it were not for St.
Pagina 179 - Love various minds does variously inspire; It stirs in gentle bosoms gentle fire. Like that of incense on the altar laid : But raging flames tempestuous souls invade; A fire which every windy passion blows, With pride it mounts, or with revenge it glows.
Pagina xxiii - Clarissa with me : and, as soon as they began to read, the whole station was in a passion of excitement about Miss Harlowe and her misfortunes, and her scoundrelly Lovelace ! The governor's wife seized the book, and the secretary waited for it, and the chief justice could not read it for tears...
Pagina x - Pray, Sir, give me leave to ask you (I forgot it before) what, in your opinion, is the meaning of the word sentimental...
Pagina xxv - Richardson, who wrote those deplorably tedious lamentations, " Clarissa " and " Sir Charles Grandison," which are pictures of high life as conceived by a bookseller, and romances as they would be spiritualized by a Methodist teacher : but Madame de Beaumont has almost avoided sermons, and almost reconciled sentiments and common sense.
Pagina xlii - How much more lively and affecting, for that reason, must her style be, her 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 ; the relater perfectly at ease ; and if himself unmoved by his own story, not likely greatly to affect the reader.
Pagina 214 - Till at the last, his time for fury found, He shoots with sudden vengeance from the ground...
Pagina xx - I go thro' some of the scenes myself without being sensibly touched. (Did I not say that I was another Pygmalion?) But yet I had to shew, for example sake, a young lady struggling nobly with the greatest difficulties, and triumphing from the best motives, in the course of distresses, the tenth part of which would have sunk even manly hearts ; yet tenderly educated, born to affluence, naturally meek, altho', where an exertion of spirit was necessary, manifesting herself to be a true heroine.

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