A Memoir of Miss Hannah Adams

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Gray and Bowen, 1832 - 110 páginas
 

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Página 51 - I care not, Fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve: Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Página 94 - Philosophy, baptized In the pure fountain of eternal love, Has eyes indeed ; and, viewing all she sees As meant to indicate a God to man, Gives him his praise, and forfeits not her own.
Página 25 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of eve or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom or summer's rose, Or flocks or herds, or human face divine...
Página 28 - Her history meeting with a good sale, she formed tho plan of abridging it for the use of schools. Before doing this, she "set about writing a concise view of the Christian religion, selected from the writings of eminent laymen." "I found it difficult," she continues, "to procure proper materials for the work, as I was utterly unable to purchase books. A considerable part of this compilation, as well as the additions to the third edition of my View of Religions, was written in booksellers
Página 76 - Buckminster she received the most judicious and extensive assistance. She was in the habit of visiting him in his study, and had his permission to come when she pleased, to sit and read there as long as she pleased, or take any book home and use it like her own. Perhaps people are never perfectly easy with each other, till they feel at liberty to be silent in each other's society. It was stipulated between them, that neither party should be obliged to talk. But her own language will best describe...
Página 90 - If I could ever suppose that family pride was in. any case excusable...
Página 77 - I never could have gone on with my " History," without the use of his library. I was indebted to him for a new interest in life. He introduced me to. a valuable circle of friends ; and it was through him that I became acquainted with Mrs. Dearborn, whose kindness and attention to me have been unceasing.
Página 105 - ... drinks little, sleeps little, thinks much, and is most indefatigable in the pursuit of his object. It was this man, who by his superior application, managed at once the factions in Congress at Philadelphia, and the factions of New-England.
Página 11 - ... a blank book, and wrote rules for transcribing, and adding to, my compilation. But as I was stimulated to proceed only by curiosity, and never had an idea of deriving any profit from it, the compilation went on but slowly, though I was pressed by necessity to make every exertion in my power for my immediate support During the American revolutionary war, I learned to weave bobbin lace, which was then salable, and much more profitable to me than spinning, sewing or knitting, which had previously...
Página 34 - The penalties and discouragements attending the profession of an author fall upon women with a double weight; to the curiosity of the idle and the envy of the malicious, their sex affords a peculiar incitement: arraigned, not merely as writers, but as women, their characters, their conduct, even their personal endowments, become the subjects of severe inquisition...

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