The Young Lady's Book of Classical Letters: Consisting of Epistolary Selections: Designed to Improve Young Ladies and Gentlemen in the Art of Letter-writing ... By the Author of "The Young Man's Own Book."

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Desilver, Thomas & Company, 1836 - 320 oldal

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155. oldal - smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. la not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man
155. oldal - of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so much exultation, my lord, your lordship's most humble, most obedient servant, S. JOHNSON.
254. oldal - honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, or is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair to men; and an unspotted life is old age.—He was taken away speedily, lest wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.' I am your, &c. ALEXANDER POPE.
47. oldal - trim, with daisies pied; Shallow brooks, and rivers wide; Towers and battlements it sees, Bosom'd high in tufted trees. Hard by, a cottage-chimney smokes From betwixt two aged oaks,
237. oldal - his mother. I would advise you, therefore, not to attempt unchaining the tiger, but to burn this piece before it is seen by any other person, whereby you will save yourself a great deal of mortification from the enemies it may raise against you, and perhaps a good deal of regret and repentance. If men are so wicked
62. oldal - that alternately prevail, and the uncertainty that perplexes us. To get over this, my way is to divide half a sheet of paper by a line into two columns: writing over the one pro, and over the other con ; then, during three or
154. oldal - Seven years, my lord, have now past, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door; during which time I have been
62. oldal - difficult, chiefly, because, while we have them under consideration, all the reasons pro and con are not present to the mind at the same time; but sometimes one set present themselves, and at other times another, the first being out of sight. Hence the various purposes or
241. oldal - and, permit me to say, affection, which I shall always have for your lordship, make it painful to me to see you engaged in conducting a war, the great ground of which (as described in your letter) is " the necessity of preventing the American trade from passing into foreign Channels.
142. oldal - Strahan; and think I do myself honour when I tell you that I read them with tears; but tears are neither to me nor to you of any further use, when once the tribute of nature has been paid. The business of life summons us away from

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