The poor Miss Flamboroughs, their former gay companions,were cast off as mean acquaintance, and the whole conversationran upon high life and high lived company, with pictures, taste,Shakespear, and the musical glasses. ', As she spoke, Moses came slowly on foot, and sweating under thedeal box, which he had strapt round his shoulders like a pedlar.-- 'Welcome, welcome, Moses; well, my boy, what have you broughtus from the fair?' 'The dew, the blossom on the tree,With charms inconstant shine;Their charms were his, but woe to me,Their constancy was mine. 0000040923 00000 n
chapter 2 . Mr Burchell is found to be an enemy; for he has theconfidence to give disagreeable advice, 14. The next morning we were again visited by Mr Burchell, though Ibegan, for certain reasons, to be displeased with the frequencyof his return; but I could not refuse him my company andfire-side. 0000016369 00000 n
In this exigence, therefore, my onlyresource was to order my son, with an important air, to call ourcoach. Olivia wished formany lovers, Sophia to secure one. From this motive, I hadscarce taken orders a year before I began to think seriously ofmatrimony, and chose my wife as she did her wedding gown, not fora fine glossy surfaces but such qualities as would wear well. A new andgreat acquaintance introduced. My only dislike arose from anattachment he discovered to my daughter: he would, in a jestingmanner, call her his little mistress, and when he bought each ofthe girls a set of ribbands, hers was the finest. 0000040333 00000 n
The loss of fortune only serves to encreasethe pride of the worthy. Happiness and misery rather the result of prudence than ofvirtue in this life. --'What,' cried my wife, 'not silver, therims not silver!' Nor were we without guests: sometimes farmerFlamborough, our talkative neighbour, and often the blind piper,would pay us a visit, and taste our gooseberry wine; for themaking of which we had lost neither the receipt nor thereputation. Our little habitation was situated at the foot of a sloping hill,sheltered with a beautiful underwood behind, and a pratling riverbefore; on one side a meadow, on the other a green. Our music consisted of two fiddles, with a pipe andtabor. Washes of all kinds I had a natural antipathy to; for Iknew that instead of mending the complexion they spoiled it. Lady Blarney was particularlyattached to Olivia; Miss Carolina Wilelmina Amelia Skeggs (I loveto give the whole name) took a greater fancy to her sister. 0000060911 00000 n
--As I spoke, poor Mr Burchellentered the house, and was welcomed by the family, who shook himheartily by the hand, while little Dick officiously reached him achair. She was going to refuse, but a private lookfrom her mother soon induced her to correct the mistake, andaccept his present, though with some reluctance. He brought mydaughters also a couple of boxes, in which they might keepwafers, snuff, patches, or even money, when they got it. 0000066052 00000 n
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She was of opinion, that it was a most fortunate hit;for that she had known even stranger things at last brought tobear. On the evening of his son George's wedding to wealthy Arabella Wilmot, the vicar loses all his money through the bankruptcy of his merchant investor who left town with his money. --'It isremarkable,' cried Mr Burchell, 'that both the poets you mentionhave equally contributed to introduce a false taste into theirrespective countries, by loading all their lines with epithet.Men of little genius found them most easily imitated in theirdefects, and English poetry, like that in the latter empire ofRome, is nothing at present but a combination of luxuriantimages, without plot or connexion; a string of epithets thatimprove the sound, without carrying on the sense.
There is no character more contemptible than a manthat is a fortune-hunter, and I can see no reason why fortune-hunting women should not be contemptible too.
'Forbid it heaven!' 0000040646 00000 n He seemed to want no introduction,but was going to salute my daughters as one certain of a kindreception; but they had early learnt the lesson of lookingpresumption out of countenance. MissArabella Wilmot was allowed by all, except my two daughters, tobe completely pretty. My wife approved her suspicions very much, observing, that shewas very apt to be suspicious herself; but referred her to allthe neighbours for a character: but this our Peeress declined asunnecessary, alledging that her cousin Thornhill's recommendationwould be sufficient, and upon this we rested our petition. When gone, our conversation at supper turnedupon our late unfortunate guest. They once praised him, and now they applaudthe pander: their former raptures at his wit, are now convertedinto sarcasms at his folly: he is poor, and perhaps deservespoverty; for he has neither the ambition to be independent, northe skill to be useful.' When we were shewn a room, I desired thelandlord, in my usual way, to let us have his company, with whichhe complied, as what he drank would encrease the bill nextmorning. Take from me the same horse that wasgiven him by the good bishop Jewel, this staff, and take thisbook too, it will be your comfort on the way: these two lines init are worth a million, I have been young, and now am old; yetnever saw I the righteous man forsaken, or his seed begging theirbread. Upon our return to the house, wefound a very elegant cold supper, which Mr Thornhill had orderedto be brought with him. H�\��n�0��y Honour, Sir, is ouronly possession at present, and of that last treasure we must beparticularly careful.' Nebst Sacherklarenden Noten Und Einem Vollstandigen Worterbuche Mit Der Aussprache Nach J. Walker, Stephen Jones Und William Perry . The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 197 pages and is available in Paperback format. 'But let a maid thy pity share,Whom love has taught to stray;Who seeks for rest, but finds despairCompanion of her way. Let us then,without repining, give up those splendours with which numbers arewretched, and seek in humbler circumstances that peace with whichall may be happy. "'You are quite right, my dear,' returned I, 'and I was going tomake the very same proposal. reproduction of the first ed.
Deborah exerted much sagacity in conjecturingwhich of the two girls was likely to have the best place, andmost opportunities of seeing good company. --'I hope,' cried the 'Squire, 'you will not deny,that the two angles of a triangle are equal to two right ones.' It is true Ihave no apprehensions from the conduct of my children, but Ithink there are some from his character.' The fortunate circumstances of our lives aregenerally found at last to be of our own procuring, 4. I published some tracts upon the subject myself, which,as they never sold, I have the consolation of thinking are readonly by the happy Few. The merchant intown, in whose hands your money was lodged, has gone off, toavoid a statute of bankruptcy, and is thought not to have left ashilling in the pound. Temporal evils or felicities being regardedby heaven as things merely in themselves trifling and unworthyits care in the distribution, 29. It was in thismanner that my eldest daughter was hemmed in, and thumped about,all blowzed, in spirits, and bawling for fair play, fair play,with a voice that might deafen a ballad singer, when confusion onconfusion, who should enter the room but our two greatacquaintances from town, Lady Blarney and Miss Carolina WilelminaAmelia Skeggs! The pursuit of a father to reclaim a lostchild to virtue, 19. In the first case we cook the dish to our own appetite;in the latter nature cooks it for us. I'll tell you agood story about that, that will make you split your sides withlaughing--But as I live, yonder comes Moses, without an horse,and the box at his back. So that if we had not, very rich, we generallyhad very happy friends about us; for this remark will hold goodthro' life, that the poorer the guest, the better pleased he everis with being treated: and as some men gaze with admiration atthe colours of a tulip, or the wing of a butterfly, so I was bynature an admirer of happy human faces.
'For shame fond youth thy sorrows hushAnd spurn the sex,' he said:But while he spoke a rising blushHis love-lorn guest betray'd. When we had dined, to prevent the ladies leaving us,I generally ordered the table to be removed; and sometimes, withthe music master's assistance, the girls would give us a veryagreeable concert. Thirtypounds and twenty-five guineas a year made fifty-six pounds fiveshillings English money, all which was in a manner goinga-begging, and might easily be secured in the family. At last, Miss Carolina Wilelmina AmeliaSkeggs condescended to observe, that the young ladies, from theopinion she could form of them from so slight an acquaintance,seemed very fit for such employments: 'But a thing of this kind,Madam,' cried she, addressing my spouse, requires a thoroughexamination into characters, and a more perfect knowledge of eachother.
I had always some ambition, and you nowsee that I was right; for who knows how this may end?'
I was early innitiated into thisimportant dispute, on which so many laborious volumes have beenwritten. 'Good again,' cried the 'Squire, 'and firstly, of thefirst. --'I have brought back no money,' cried Moses'again. Upon ourreturn, we found our landlord, with a couple of under gentlemenand two young ladies richly drest, whom he introduced as women ofvery great distinction and fashion from town. Entre nous, I protest I like my Lady Blarney vastly,so very obliging. --'What,' replied the'Squire, as if in a passion, 'not submit! ', When she had delivered this pretty piece of eloquence, the twoladies looked at each other a few minutes in silence, with an airof doubt and importance. 'I hope,' cried she,'your Ladyships will pardon my present presumption. 'Want money!' 0000008155 00000 n 0000060149 00000 n
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