The Female Quixote, Or, the Adventures of Arabella; In Two Volumes ...

The Female Quixote, Or, the Adventures of Arabella; In Two Volumes ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ... Chap. 5. (LUIXOTE m Why, pray, said Miss Glan-'uilIt? What Kind of Amusements did your Lady-ship expect to find in the World? And what was there disagreeable in your Entertaintnent to Night i I am sure there is no Place in England, except London, where there is so much good Company to be met with, as here. The Assembly was very numerousand brilliant, and one can be at no Loss for Amusements: The Pump-Room in the Morning, the Parade, and the Rooms in the Evening, .with little occasional Patties of Pleasure, will find one sussicient Employment, and leave none of one's Time to lye useless u-pon one's Hand. I am Opinion, replied Arabella, that one's Time is far from being well employed in the Manner you portion it out: And People who spend theirs in such. t-rifiing Amufements, must certainly live to very little Purpofe. What room, I pray you. does a Lady give for high and noble Adventures, who consumes her Days in Dressing, Dancing, listening to Songs and ranging the Walks with People as thoughtless as herself? How mean and contemptible a Figure must a Life spent in such idle Amusements make in History? Or rather, are not such Persons always buried in Oblivion, and can any Pen be found who would condescend to record fuch inconsiderable Actions? Nor can I persuade myself, added she, that any of those Men whom I saw at the Assembly, with Figures so feminine, Voices so soft, such tripping Steps, and unmeaning Gestures, have ever signalized either their Coura e or Constancy; but might be overcome by their nemy in Battle, or be false to their Mistress in Love. Law l Coufin, replied Miss Glancville, you are always talking of Battles and Fighting. Do you expect that Persons ofWal-ity, and fine Gentlemen, ivil-l go to the Wars i What Bufiness more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236870204
  • 9781236870209