La Belle Assemblee Volume 1

La Belle Assemblee Volume 1

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... through the medium;f our imagination, and because nature, even in her happiest mood, can never leacli the spiiit of fancy, can never paint with its brilliancy, we feel ourselves disconcer'e.l, and lose the relish of the good we have, because we cannot reach all that we had hoped. If hope sometimes indemnifies us for ihe miseries, it not unfieqncntly, whin unwisely encouraged and indulged, leads us into real misery. Such is, Clarissa; you now know what you have to expect.' "And 1 am perfectly satisfied, ' said Sir William. 'What is it to me whether my widow weeps six months or twelve, or till her weeds wearout, or till her shoes be old? Give me t'ic wwiiian who can love me whilst living, and I will readily dispense with hei sorrow when dead; surely it is enough for me if I am loved as long as 1 live, if the comforts of domestic lite do not follow me into my tomb." "Well," said I to my aunt, "I cannot but acknowledge that these two iovrrs, Clarissa and Sir William, were well worthy of each other; the delicacy of the one is very well matched by the delicacy of the other; they bo'h seem to mens destitute of a heart as a calculating Jew." "1 wonder," said my aunt, " that you should make this objection, who of all people in the world seem most adverse to any thing in ihe shape ot sentiment." VV lice sentiment is in opposition to reason," said 1, "I cannot place tnvsclf on its side. 1 abhor that sentiment which, having no foundation in nature or sense, only renders us unfit for the condition.f life; but where sentiment is but another name for virtue and delicacy, where it is not a fiction but a reality." "You and I," s?id mv aunt, "understand very different things by...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983343
  • 9781236983343