The letters and works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Том 2

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Стр. 269 - Each conquest owing to some loose advance ; While vain coquets affect to be pursued, And think they're virtuous, if not grossly lewd : Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide ; In part she is to blame that has been try'd — ' He comes too near, that comes to be deny'd.
Стр. 149 - His happy constitution (even when he had, with great pains, half demolished it) made him forget everything when he was before a venison pasty, or over a flask of champagne; and I am persuaded he has known more happy moments than any prince upon earth.
Стр. 112 - The same characters are formed by the same lessons, which inclines me to think (if I dare say it) that nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity; though, I am persuaded, if there was a commonwealth of rational horses (as Doctor Swift has supposed), it would be an established maxim among them, that a mare could not be taught to pace.
Стр. 163 - Arabian horse, which he could not know how to manage. I am reading an idle tale, not expecting wit or truth in it, and am very glad it is not metaphysics to puzzle my judgment, or history to mislead my opinion : he fortifies his health by exercise; I calm my cares by oblivion. The methods may appear low to busy people ; but, if he improves his strength and I forget my infirmities, we both attain very desirable ends.
Стр. 110 - ... are very different. They should be taught to be content with privacy, and yet not neglect good fortune if it should be offered them. I am afraid I have tired you with my instructions. I do not give them as believing my age has furnished me with superior wisdom, but in compliance with your desire, and being fond of every opportunity that gives a proof of the tenderness with which I am ever Your affectionate mother, M.
Стр. 133 - I was born, no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe, have approached nearer to his excellences if not forced by necessity to publish without correction, and throw many productions into the world he would have thrown into the fire if meat could have been got without money, or money without scribbling.
Стр. 106 - Britain : thus every woman endeavours to breed her daughter a fine lady, qualifying her for a station in which she will never appear, and at the same time incapacitating her for that retirement, to which she is destined. Learning, if she has a real taste for it, will not only make her contented, but happy in it. No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Стр. 282 - As round the room I turn my weeping eyes, New unaffected scenes of sorrow rise! Far from my sight that killing picture bear, The face disfigure, and the canvas tear! That picture which with pride I us'd to show, The lost resemblance but upbraids me now.
Стр. 280 - And rhymes mispell'd record a lover's flame : Nor shall side-boxes watch my restless eyes, And as they catch the glance in rows arise With humble bows ; nor white-glov'd Beaus encroach In crouds behind, to guard me to my coach.
Стр. 282 - For me the Patriot has the house forsook, And left debates to catch a passing look: For me the Soldier has soft verses writ; -'•' For me the Beau has aim'd to be a Wit. For me the Wit to nonsense was betray'd; The Gamester has for me his dun delay'd, And overseen the card I would have paid.

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