The Memoirs of Ninon de L'Enclos: With Her Letters to Mons. de St. Evremond, and to the Marquis de Sevigné, Volume 2


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Pagina 54 - Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell : It fell upon a little western flower, — Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, — And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
Pagina 15 - Great fpirits bear misfortunes hardly. Good offices claim gratitude ; and pride, Where pow'r is wanting, will ufurp a little, And make us, rather than be thought behind-hand, Pay over-price. Acaft. I cannot guefs your drift ; Diftruft you me ? Cba.
Pagina 78 - We then fuppofe this paffion to be founded on efteem, fuftained by the acknowledgement of every amiable quality, refined by the moft perfect delicacy of fentiment; and finally corroborated by the reciprocal confidence and unreftrained overflowings of two fond, chafte, and faithful hearts, now melted into one : But unfortunately...
Pagina 148 - How charming to be expecled with an impatience, that her whole prudence .cannot conceal ; to be received with a welcome, which charms the more, by the endeavours (he makes in part, to hide her tranfport!
Pagina 59 - ... by dividing the attention of the mind, and the affections of the heart.
Pagina 146 - How many delicate pleafures, unknown to the generality of men, would I, as it were, create create to myfelf!

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