La Belle Assemblee Volume 2

La Belle Assemblee Volume 2

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...All these reputed virtues, whether real or imaginary, serve to shew (hat the first wearing of rings had in it something holy, honourable, and talismanic: the small golden fetter which hind? the wife to the husband, is now reckoned the most sacred of all. The mourning rin'j, for a departed and dearly valued friend, or relative, claims the next place; and though valuable rings are often given as pledges of love, respect, and amity, yet there are only two, the wedding and the mourning ring, which possess end retain, through every ago, the symbolic solemnity of their first hf. titution. MEN OF THE WORLD; OR STORY OF SELINA SENSITIVE. Mr. Editor, In the hope ( which will not I trust prove a Tain one) that the days ef chivalry arc not quite over, ami that in you I shall find a knight errant, able, and willing to take the part of a distressed damsel against those base recreants generally termed men of the world, of whom I hare had the greatest cause to complain; I beg learc to submit a few particulars of my very disastrous case to you. 1 am, Sir, an only child, and have received an education the most proper to qualify ine for becoming an inhabitant of a certain island, of which you may probably have heard, called Utopia: my mother who was a widow, and of a most amiable disposition, educated me under ber own eye. As she had unfortunately passed a great pail of her youth in the study of romances, and had never mixed sufficiently with the world to he convinced that the muxitns they inculcate are equally false and dangerous, she had the most exalted, and at the same time the most mistaken ideas of human nature. 1 was early impressed with a belief, that mankind were divided into two classes, the very good, and the very bad; and as the first class, in...
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984986
  • 9781236984982