The School for Fashion: In Two Volumes

H. Reynell, 1800 - 286 páginas

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Página 271 - Equity is a Roguish thing, for Law we have a measure, know what to trust to, Equity is according to the Conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is Equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the Standard for the measure, we call [a Foot] a Chancellor's Foot, what an uncertain Measure would this be?
Página 47 - Unargued I obey, so GOD ordains; GOD is thy law, thou mine; to know no more Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise.
Página 73 - ... blessed God for the adversity I had undergone, which, he said, enlarged the understanding, improved the heart, steeled the constitution, and qualified a young man for all the duties and enjoyments of life, much better than any education which affluence could bestow.
Página 153 - Ce n'eft point par effort qu'on aime ; L'Amour eft jaloux de fes droits : Il ne dépend que de lui-même ; On ne l'obtient que par fon choix. Tout reconnoît fa loi fuprême ; Lui feul ne connoît point de loix. Dans les champs que l'hiver défolej Flore vient rétablir fa cour. •L'AUlon fuit devant Êolt , Éole le fuit à fon tour ; Mais fi- tût que l'amour s'envoie...
Página 33 - ... perle^ consisting of a pair of high candlesticks, a dish, ewer, and bowl, which had been used for the sacrament at a private catholic chapel. On another table was a mirror, the frame of which, as well as a set of dressing-boxes, was green and gold finely varnished, done by the baud of the Countess of Castle.
Página 28 - ... ascertaining it to be precisely that distance^ arose from a laughable circumstance. The inhabitants of the cottage were very much alarmed early one morning, on seeing a large Dutch ship of war lying close to the -cottage, with the end of her bowsprit within the boundaries of the garden ; nor was she able to be got clear off till it was high water. The entrance to the cottage was through a very large arch, built with stones taken from among the rocks at low water, many of which were of such a...
Página 34 - At the end of the garden was a smnmcr-liouse converted into an aviary, on the top of it was a pigeon-house. In another corner of the garden was a hut built with two large boats, one was the ground floor, and the other served as a roof. " In short, to describe all the romantic beauties and whimsicalities of this cottage would fill many pages: suffice it to say, that it was as delightful an habitation as nature and art could make it. and in which the taste of Mr. Thickncsse was iu ever/ part conspicuous.
Página ix - ... forms and exterior appearance of those' ranks in life which require a moderate attention to them. You then possessed an useful influence to which a submission might be practised without inconvenience or dishonour. But the time now is, when you are become the schoolmistress of vice and immorality, when the daemon of impudence is your idol, and when the paths in which you conduct your disciples lead to profligacy^ to ruin, and a premature sepulchre.
Página 29 - ... in front of which was a large window, shaded with apricot branches on one side, and vines on the other. The room to which this window belonged was called the India parlour, being entirely hung with India paper, and furnished with chintz. Above this room, which jutted out from the main building, was a flat roof of lead, over which was a tarpaulin, whereon was placed some garden-chairs> the...
Página 30 - ... a considerable distance around it, as if it were on • fire, when it seems to sink majestically into the ocean. " The entrance to the roof was by a small door which opened from an inner room under the thatch. In the garden was a recess adjoining the cottage, about twelve feet in length and six in depth, ornamented with shell-work, and in which the...

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