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Página 231 - Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh...
Página 240 - ... a mind to all other due conversation inaccessible, and to all the more estimable and superior purposes of matrimony useless and almost lifeless ; and what a solace, what a fit help such a consort would be through the whole life of a man, is less pain to conjecture than to have experience.
Página 239 - The soberest and best governed men are least practised in these affairs; and who knows not that the bashful muteness of a virgin may ofttimes hide all the unliveliness and natural sloth which is really unfit for conversation? Nor is there that freedom of access granted or presumed as may suffice to a perfect discerning till too late; and where any indisposition is suspected, what more usual than the persuasion of friends that acquaintance, as it increases, will amend all?
Página 240 - ... they who have lived most loosely, by reason of their bold accustoming, prove most successful in their matches, because their wild affections unsettling at will have been as so many divorces to teach them experience.
Página 209 - ... balance these good natural qualifications, he was much addicted to intemperance, to base and unmanly pleasures ; he was haughty and proud, and so very weak in mind as to be a prey to all that came about him ; he was inconstant, credulous, and facile, unable to abide by any resolutions, capable to be imposed upon by designing men, and could conceal no secret, let it tend ever so much to his own welfare or detriment."* With all his faults there was no one in Scotland who lamented him more sincerely...
Página 240 - And lastly, it is not strange though many, who have spent their youth chastely, are in some things not so quick-sighted, while they haste too eagerly to light the nuptial torch...
Página 153 - He that spareth his rod hateth his son : but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Página 237 - If a man be exalted by reason of any excellence in his soul, he may please to remember that all souls are equal; and their differing operations are because their instrument is in better tune, their body is more healthful or better tempered: which is no more praise to him, than it is that he was born in Italy.
Página 239 - having for a month led a philosophic life, after having been used at home to a great house, and much company and joviality, her friends, possibly by her own desire, made earnest suit to have her company the remaining part of the summer, which was granted, upon a promise of her return at Michaelmas.