The Fisher's Daughter, Or; The Wanderings of Wolf, and the Fortunes of Alfred: Being the Sequel to that So Greatly Admired and Popular Work, Entitled, The Cottage on the Cliff, Or; A Seaside Story

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G. Virtue, 1824 - English fiction - 576 pages

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Page 15 - O'er other creatures. Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best.
Page 458 - ... thou knowest, All my madness none can know ; All my hopes, where'er thou goest, Wither, yet with thee they go. Every feeling hath been shaken ; Pride, which not a world could bow, Bows to thee — by thee forsaken, Even my soul forsakes me now : But 'tis done — all words are idle — Words from me are vainer still ; But the thoughts we cannot bridle Force their way without the will. . Fare thee well!— thus disunited, Torn from every nearer tie, Sear'd in heart, and lone, and blighted, More...
Page 11 - What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd.
Page 133 - For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone...
Page 293 - Oh, save me, lady ! from these cruel men, Who have attack'd and seiz'd me; who accuse Me of intended murder. As I hope For mercy at the judgment seat of Heaven, The tender lamb, that never nipt the grass, Is not more innocent than I of murder.
Page 241 - Have you any more to say ? Rox. Yes, sir, this — To desire you will not mind him, but attend to me — Men were not born to advise — the thing is expressly the contrary — We women have certainly ten thousand times more sense — Men, indeed ! — Men were born for no other purpose under heaven, but to amuse us; and he, who succeeds best, perfectly answers the end of his creation — Now, sir, farewell.
Page 93 - I declare and certify to be my last will and testament, signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses.
Page 534 - So much inherent ambition in a character, without any other vice, and full of the milk of human kindness, though obnoxious to temptation, yet would have great struggles before it yielded, and as violent fits of subsequent remorse. If the mind is to be medicated by the operations of pity and terror, surely no means are so well adapted to that end, as a strong and lively representation of the agonizing struggles that precede, and the terrible horrors that follow wicked actions. Other poets thought...
Page 213 - Why, shiver my topsails lad, the sooner thee become a fighting man and go to the wars, the better; and a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
Page 285 - The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipt them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish'd by our virtues.

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