The Letters of a Solitary Wanderer: The story of Henrietta

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Сторінка 294 - And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never!
Сторінка 213 - ... and that which is called education gives none but obliterates any distinguishing traits that may by chance arise to character. He believes their lack of character is the result of tradition and training: We set out with saying that women must do so and so, and think so and so, as their grandmothers and mothers thought before them. If any of them venture even to look as if they had any will of their own, or supposed themselves capable of reasoning, how immediately are they marked as something...
Сторінка 93 - ... noises which, I was informed, are the signals used by the Maroons and runaway negroes to collect their numbers or hold their councils. Sometimes it was a few dull notes struck in a particular manner on their gombay or drum, answered by the same number of strokes from another quarter. At another time, it was the sullen sound of a great shell ; which is, they say, used...
Сторінка 214 - ... absurd, and out of nature! while the most insipid moppet that even looked in a glass is preferred to one of those reasoning damsels, especially by empty and superficial young men ; who, such as the majority of them are, two-thirds of the younger women, desire only to please. What then are we to expect from women, who flattered into angels in their youth, forget that age will come; and sickness, perhaps, even sooner than time, blast perfections on which all their vanity is founded."1 The Hungarian...
Сторінка 213 - I believe, my friend, it is a melancholy truth, that women have no character at all ; and what is called their education gives none: it only helps to obliterate any diflinguifhing traits of original difpofition which here and there may rife by chance into higher flyles of character.
Сторінка 132 - I now faw, however, was in feme degree accommodated to the residence of a being of another description; and when I looked around it, and beheld its inhabitant, the fable which had moft delighted my youth occurred to me, and I imagined myfelf in the inward apartment of Robinfon Crufoe.
Сторінка 85 - It ceafed not, however, till after day-break ; and then the female negroes and mulattoes, who belonged to me, crowded into my room, each with fome ftory more terrible than the preceding, of what fhe had feared or fuffered.
Сторінка 114 - Smith's novella, the black rebels are depicted as "savages, always terrible in their passions, and in whom the fierce inclination for European women was now likely to be exalted by the desire of revenge
Сторінка 307 - ... a beautiful white woman from a negro, and had brought her to be added to the number of his wives.
Сторінка 61 - My father's ftrange refolution to raife a dependent to the rank of bis fonin-law ; to make the fortune of a man in humble life wholly dependent on, and owing every thing to him.

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