Temper: Or, Domestic Scenes, a Tale in Three Volumes, Volume 3

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1812
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Pagina 194 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tomb-stone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Pagina 194 - Tomb of the Parents themselves, I consider the Vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow: When I see Kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival Wits placed Side by Side, or the holy Men that divided the World with their Contests and Disputes...
Pagina 358 - Virtue's an ingot of Peruvian gold, SENSE the bright ore Potosi's mines unfold; But TEMPER'S image must their use create, And give these precious metals sterling weight.
Pagina 138 - I asked him if it was not hard that one deviation from chastity should so absolutely ruin a young woman. JOHNSON. " Why no, Sir ; it is the great principle which she is taught. When she has given up that principle, she has given up every notion of female honour and yirtue, which are all included in chastity.
Pagina 114 - Cocker thy child, and he shall make thee afraid: Play with him, and he will bring thee to heaviness.
Pagina 111 - A woman that honoureth her husband shall be judged wise of all; but she that dishonoureth him in her pride shall be counted ungodly of all.
Pagina 64 - But it is not temper, as exhibited in the shape of violent passion, that has the most pernicious influence on the conduct and happiness. It is temper, under the shape of cool, deliberate spite and secret rancour, that is most to be guarded against. It is the taunting word whose meaning kills, the speech intended to mortify one's self-love, or wound our tenderest affections. Temper under this garb is most hateful and pernicious ; and, when inflicting a series of petty injuries...
Pagina 135 - Surely," observed Mrs. Felton, "the sight of the tomb of those renowned and unfortunate lovers, Abelard and Eloisa, may well excite and excuse enthusiasm." " Why so ?" said Emma. " For, after all, those unfortunate lovers were guilty ones also. When Mr. Egerton first read aloud to me the poem whence Mr. Varley quoted those fine lines, I was charmed by the beauty of the verse, and interested for the sorrow that it expressed. But when I found that it was the sorrow of unlawful love, and not of a virtuous...
Pagina 114 - HE THAT LOVETH HIS SON CAUSETH HIM OFT TO FEEL THE ROD, that he may have joy of him in the end.
Pagina 65 - Temper under this garb is most hateful and pernicious ; and, when inflicting a series of petty injuries, it is most hideous and disgusting. The violence of passion, when over, often subsides into affectionate repentance, and is easily disarmed of its -offensive power. But nothing disarms the other sort of temper. In domestic life it is to one's mind what a...

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