Essays, Addressed to Young Married Women: By Mrs. Griffith

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T. Cadell; and J. Robson, 1782 - Married women - 124 pages

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Page 104 - Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky...
Page 116 - Time, the fupreme! time is eternity; Pregnant with all eternity can give; Pregnant with all that makes archangels fmile. Who murders time, he crufhes in the birthj A power etherial, only not ador'd.
Page 85 - We, Hermia, like two artificial Gods, Created with our needles both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion...
Page 34 - Thofe feats, whence long excluded thou muft mourn ; That gate, for ever barr'd to thy return : Wilt thou not then bewail ill-fated love, And hate a banifh'd man, condemn'd in woods to rove ? EMMA.
Page 119 - Whofe Yefterdays look backwards with a fmile; Nor, like the Parthian, wound him as they fly; That common, but opprobrious lot! Paft hours, If not by guilt, yet wound us by their flight, If Folly bounds our profpeft by the grave, All feeling...
Page 15 - By thee adult'rous luft was driven from men Among the beftial herds to range ; by thee, Founded in reafon, loyal, juft, and pure, Relations dear, and all the characters Of Father, Son, and Brother, firft were known.
Page 74 - Can gold gain friendship? impudence of hope! As well mere man an angel might beget. Love, and love only, is the loan for love. Lorenzo ! pride repress, nor hope to find A friend, but what has found a friend in thee : All like the purchase, few the price will pay ; And this makes friends such miracles below.
Page 24 - A love of power and authority is natural to men; and wherever this inclination is most indulged, will be the situation of their choice.
Page 65 - The great variety of needle-works," says Mrs. Griffith, " which the ingenious women of other countries, as well as of our own, have invented, will furnish us with constant and amusing employment; and though our labours may not equal a Mineron's, or an Aylesbury's, yet, if they unbend the mind, by fixing its attention on the progress of any elegant, or imitative art, they answer the purpose of domestic amusement; and, when the higher duties of...

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