The Love Affairs of Some Famous Men: By the Author of 'How to be Happy Though Married'.

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F. A. Stokes, 1897 - Biography - 341 pages
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Page 196 - You may observe that amongst all the great and worthy persons (whereof the memory remaineth, either ancient or recent) there is not one that hath been transported to the mad degree of love: which shows that great spirits and great business do keep out this weak passion.
Page 153 - ... the eternal Lover of Mankind made them happy in each other's mutual and equal affections and compliance ; indeed so happy, that there never was any opposition betwixt them, unless it were a contest which should most incline to a compliance with the other's desires. And though this begot, and continued in them, such a mutual love and joy and content as was no way defective ; yet this mutual content and love and joy did receive a daily augmentation by such daily obligingness to each other, as still...
Page 54 - It is the hardest thing in the world to be in love, and yet attend business. As for me, all who speak to me find me out, and I must lock myself up, or other people will do it for me. ' A gentleman asked me this morning, " What news from Lisbon ? " and I answered,
Page 160 - I can never be yours, for I verily believe I have not long to live — but I have left you every shilling of my fortune ;" — upon that she showed me her will — this generosity overpowered me.
Page 88 - He also wore his hair, which was straight and stiff, and separated behind; and he often had, seemingly, convulsive starts and odd gesticulations, which tended to excite at once surprise and ridicule. Mrs. Porter was so much engaged by his conversation that she overlooked all these external disadvantages, and said to her daughter, "this is the most sensible man that I ever saw in my life.
Page 320 - The marriage, if uncontradicted report can be credited, made no addition to his happiness ; it neither found them nor made them equal.
Page 159 - Talking of widows — pray, Eliza, if ever you are such, do not think of giving yourself to some wealthy Nabob, because I design to marry you myself. My wife cannot live long, and I know not the woman I should like so well for her substitute as yourself.
Page 56 - How often," he says, dedicating a volume to his wife, "how often has your tenderness removed pain from my sick head, how often anguish from my afflicted heart! If there are such beings as guardian angels, they are thus employed. I cannot believe one of them to be more good in inclination, or more charming in form, than my wife.
Page 55 - Yet who could live, to live without thee?' "Methinks I could write a volume to you; but all the language on earth would fail in saying how much, and with what disinterested passion, "I am ever yours, "RICH. STEELE.
Page 320 - I received the news of Mr. Addison's being declared secretary of state with the less surprise, in that I know that post was almost offered to him before. At that time he declined it, and I really believe that he would have done well to have declined it now. Such a post as that, and such a wife as the Countess, do not seem to be, in prudence, eligible for a man that is asthmatic, and we may see the day when he will be heartily glad to resign them both.

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