The Ladies Library ... Written by a Lady, Volume 1

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J. & R. Tonson & S. Draper, 1751 - Conduct of life

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Page 22 - Sodom and her daughters1," and indeed is the burial of a living man, an idle person being so useless to any purposes of God and man, that he is like one that is dead, unconcerned in the changes and necessities of the world ; and he only lives to spend his time, and eat the fruits of the earth : like a vermin or a wolf...
Page 88 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Page 85 - A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...
Page 282 - no one, who believes the Scriptures can doubt this." " And is not this," he said, " the very doctrine of the first part of the Creed ; ' that the Father is GOD, the Son is GOD, and the Holy Ghost is GOD; and yet they are not three GODS, but one GOD?
Page 56 - But lay up for yourfelves treafures in heaven, where neither moth nor ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor fteal : For where your treafure is, there will your heart be alfo.
Page 266 - ... bear up your esteem. And though nothing is so vain as the eager pursuit of empty applause, yet to be well thought of and to be kindly used by the world, is like a glory about a woman's head ; 'tis a perfume she carrieth about with her, and leaveth wherever she goeth ; 'tis a charm against ill-will.
Page 39 - Bessus was for duels. They are engaged in a circle of idleness, where they turn round for the whole year, without the interruption of a serious hour. They all know the players' names, and are intimately acquainted with all the booths in Bartholomew Fair.
Page 268 - Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it : and if he have done it, that he do it no more. Admonish thy friend, it may be he hath not said it : and if he have, that he speak it not again. Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe not every tale.
Page 264 - Art, and you must not think your self secure because your Reputation may perhaps be out of the reach of Ill-will; for if it findeth that part guarded, it will seek one which is more exposed. It flieth, like a corrupt Humour in the Body, to the weakest Part. If you have a tender Side, the World will be sure to find...
Page 341 - Some make quality an idol, and then their reason must fall down and worship it ; they would have the world think that no amends can ever be made for the want of a great title or an ancient coat of arms...

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