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If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used t ...
History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not ei ...
I am pleased that you have learned to love a hyacinth. The mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of dis ...
No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
I am come, young ladies, in a very moralizing strain, to observe that our pleasures of this world are always to be for, and that w ...
I consider a country-dance as an emblem of marriage. Fidelity and complaisance are the principle duties of both; and those men who ...
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the ...
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
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