Letters on the improvement of the mind, by mrs. Chapone. A father's legacy to his daughter, by dr. Gregory. A mother's advice to her absent daughters, by lady Pennington

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Página 34 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Página 82 - which has the promise of this life as well as of that which is to come.
Página 61 - Whoso discovereth secrets, loseth his credit, and shall never find a friend to his mind. Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him; but if thou betrayest his secrets, follow no more after him: for as a man hath destroyed his enemy, so hast thou lost the love of thy friend; as one that letteth a bird go out of his hand, so hast thou let thy friend go...
Página 161 - Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.
Página 144 - Was taught to modulate the artful strain, 1 fain would sing :—but ah! I strive in vain. Sighs from a breaking heart my voice confound, With trembling step, to join yon weeping train, I haste, where gleams funereal glare around, And mix'd with shrieks of woe, the knells of death resound. Adieu, ye lays, that Fancy's flowers adorn, The soft amusement of the vacant mind!
Página 58 - Sweet language will multiply friends ; and a fair speaking tongue will increase kind greetings. Be in peace with many, nevertheless have but one counsellor of a thousand'.
Página 156 - Be even cautious in displaying your good sense. It will be thought you assume a superiority over the rest of the company.— But if you happen to have any learning, keep it a profound secret, especially from the men, who generally look with a jealous and malignant eye on a woman of great parts and a cultivated understanding.
Página 83 - Economy is so important a part of a woman's character, so necessary to her own happiness, and so essential to her performing properly the duties of a wife and of a mother, that it ought to have the precedence of all other accomplishments, and take its rank next to the first duties of life.
Página 58 - A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him. Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright; for as he is, so shall his neighbour (that is, his friend) be also.
Página 25 - Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them ; for this is the law and the prophets.

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