The Excellency of the Female Character Vindicated: Being an Investigation Relative to the Cause and Effects of the Encroachments of Men Upon the Rights of Women, and the Too Frequent Degradation and Consequent Misfortunes of the Fair Sex

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F. Wyeth, 1828 - Women - 280 pages

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Page 184 - And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind : for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Page 24 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 165 - Creation smiles around ; on every spray The warbling birds exalt their evening lay : Blithe skipping o'er yon hill, the fleecy train Join the deep chorus of the lowing plain ; The golden lime, and orange, there were seen On fragrant branches of perpetual green ; The crystal streams, that velvet meadows lave, To the green ocean roll with chiding wave.
Page 60 - Charity's more ample sway, Nor bound by time, nor subject to decay, In happy triumph shall for ever live, And endless good diffuse, and endless praise receive. As...
Page 203 - Of strong-lung'd cherub, shall alarm thy captives, And rouse the long, long sleepers into life, Day-light and liberty. Then must thy gates fly open, and reveal The mines that lay long forming under ground, In their dark cells immured; but now full ripe, And pure as silver from the crucible, That twice has stood the torture of the fire, And inquisition of the forge. We know The...
Page 198 - Think we, or think we not, time hurries on With a resistless unremitting stream, Yet treads more soft than e'er did midnight thief, That slides his hand under the miser's pillow, And carries off his prize.
Page 193 - Oh, might she stay, to wash away her stains, And fit her for her passage ! Mournful sight ! Her very eyes weep blood; and every groan She heaves is big with horror: but the foe, Like a staunch...
Page 205 - Who scourg'd the venom out. — Sure the last end Of the good man is peace! How calm his exit! Night-dews fall not more gently to the ground, Nor weary worn-out winds expire so soft.
Page 109 - ... mortality, lessens the sensible apprehension of our own. And from these two observations together, that practical habits are formed and strengthened by repeated acts, and that passive impressions grow weaker by being repeated upon us, it must follow, that active habits may be gradually forming and strengthening, by a course of acting upon such and such motives and excitements, whilst these motives and excitements themselves are, by proportionable degrees, growing less sensible', ie are continually...
Page 171 - With horror fraught, the dreadful Scene drew near ! The Ship hangs hovering on the verge of death, Hell yawns, Rocks rise, and Breakers roar beneath...

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