Memoirs of Eminent Female Writers, of All Ages and Countries

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J. Grigg, 1827 - 183 páginas
 

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Página 48 - By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season : esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt ; for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
Página 66 - Nay, with what crown does she present me! a crown which hath been violently and shamefully wrested from Catharine of Arragon, made more unfortunate by the punishment of Anne Boleyn, and others that wore it after her: and why then would you have me add my blood to theirs, and be the third victim, from whom this fatal crown may be ravished with the head that wears it...
Página 137 - Thames side, to wit, at Chelsey, late my Lord of Lincoln's,* a commodious house, neither mean, nor subject to envy yet magnificent enough ; there he converseth affably with his family, his wife, his son, and daughter-inlaw, his three daughters and their husbands, with eleven grandchildren. There is not any man living so loving to his children as he ; and he loveth his old wife as well as if she were a young maid...
Página 30 - Anne, whom she married in 1706. She still continued writing for the stage, and produced several more comedies. Some of these remain stock pieces, of which number are the Busy Body, the Wonder, and a Bold Stroke for a Wife.
Página 21 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Página 65 - That the laws of the kingdom and natural right standing for the king's sisters, she would beware of burdening her weak conscience with a yoke which belonged to them ; that she understood the infamy of those who had permitted the violation of right to gain a sceptre ; that it were to mock God and deride justice to scruple at the stealing of a shilling, and not at the usurpation of a crown.
Página 119 - Mrs. Radcliffe accompanied her husband on a tour through Holland and the western frontier of Germany, returning down the Rhine. This was the first and only occasion, on which she quitted England ; though the vividness of her descriptions of Italy, Switzerland, and the south of France, in which her scenes are principally laid, induced a general belief, that she had visited those countries. So strongly was this conviction impressed on the public mind, that a recent traveller of celebrity referred to...
Página 58 - Bethune, until her departure to a better world. They loved her, not only from natural affection, but for her superior worth ; they valued her, for they believed that many blessings were vouchsafed to them and their family in answer to her prayers. The Society for the relief of poor widows with small children having received a charter of incorporation, and some pecuniary aid from the Legislature of the state, the ladies who constituted the Board of Direction, were engaged in plans for extending their...
Página 103 - This was soon followed by Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World...

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