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" Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility? or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse? Tenderness, without a capacity of relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance. "
Select British Classics - Pagina 78
1804
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English Essays

J. H. Lobban - 1896 - 257 pagina’s
...others security becomes an enemy to them. Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility? or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse?...wretched than the object which sues for assistance. — Adieu. LEIGH HUNT. (1784-1859.) XL. A FEW THOUGHTS ON SLEEP. THIS is an article for the reader...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 5

David Josiah Brewer - 1900 - 4190 pagina’s
...others security becomes an enemy to them. Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility, or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse ?...wretched than the object which sues for assistance. Adieu. Letter CXVII. complete. From the Citizen of the World. 1976 EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE (1849-) AN...
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The "good Man" of the XVIIIth Century: A Monograph on XVIIIth Century ...

Charles Augustus Whittuck - 1901 - 274 pagina’s
...sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve ! . . . Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility ! or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse !...wretched than the object which sues for assistance." 2 (7) His experience specially inclines him to sympathise with the poor. " The miseries of the poor...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 pagina’s
...we gain the strength of the temptations we resist. — Emerson. Tenderness, without a capacity for relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance. — Coldsmith. There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate....
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English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Sir Richard Steele, Joseph ...

1906 - 514 pagina’s
...others security, becomes an enemy to them. Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility? or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse ?...wretched than the object which sues for assistance. Adieu. LETTER CXIX To the Same ON THE DISTRESSES OF THE POOR; EXEMPLIFIED IN THE LIFE OF A PRIVATE...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pagina’s
...most amiable : and though it seldom receives much honor, is worthy of the highest. — t'ieliling. ese firmest props of the duties of men and citizens....indulge the supposition that morality can be * expect — Ooldsmilh. When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pagina’s
...the most amiable : and though it seldom receives much honor, is worthy of the highest. — Fielding. ionalist. There are times when God asks nothing of...except silence, patience, and tears. — CS Robinson. — Qoldemith. When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent...
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The Bee and Other Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1914 - 416 pagina’s
...tyranny, and finding enmity in every law. Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility ! or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse !...Tenderness, without a capacity of relieving, only makes the heart that feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance. But let me turn from a...
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Critical Understanding: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism

Wayne C. Booth - 1982 - 408 pagina’s
...deflected to another question entirely: "Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility! or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse!...wretched than the object which sues for assistance." Which leaves us with an easy escape hatch. One might, with a little intellectual stretching and considerable...
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The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image

Jeffrey Cane Robinson - 2006 - 144 pagina’s
...others security, becomes an enemy to them Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility' or why was not my fortune adapted to its impulse!...wretched than the object which sues for assistance ' "A City Night-Piece" is truly an "essay," an experiment or trial in feelings that lead the speaker...
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