The history of Clarissa Harlowe

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Сторінка 457 - For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels: for his thoughts were low; To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds Timorous and slothful: yet he pleased the ear...
Сторінка 105 - And let the counsel of thine own heart stand : for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it. For a man's mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven watchmen, that sit above in a high tower.
Сторінка 104 - But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand : and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.
Сторінка 104 - And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
Сторінка 64 - You, my dear, said she, believe you shall be unhappy, if you have Mr. Solmes : your parents think the contrary ; and that you will be undoubtedly so, were you to have Mr. Lovelace, whose morals are unquestionably bad : suppose it were your sad lot to be unhappy with either, let me beseech you to consider, what great consolation you will have on one hand, if you pursue your parents...
Сторінка 457 - On the other side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not Heaven; he seemed For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels...
Сторінка 296 - There was, I believe, a kind of phrensy in my manner, which threw her into a panic, like that of Semele perhaps when the Thunderer, in all his majesty, surrounded with ten thousand celestial burning-glasses, was about to scorch her into a cinder.
Сторінка 385 - Was there ever a giddier creature? Yet this is the celebrated, the blazing Clarissa - Clarissa what? Harlowe, no doubt! - And Harlowe it will be, to the disgrace of us all!
Сторінка 504 - I bestow, both military and civil. I give estates, and take them away at my pleasure. Quality too I create. And by a still more valuable prerogative, I degrade by virtue of my own imperial will, without any other act of forfeiture than for my own convenience. What a poor thing is a monarch to me ! But Mennell, now he has seen this angel of a woman, has qualms; that's the devil!
Сторінка 169 - ... of her which custom permits to be visible. Thou hast heard me also describe the wavy ringlets of her shining hair, needing neither art nor powder; of itself an ornament defying all other ornaments; wantoning in and about a neck that is beautiful beyond description. Her head-dress was a Brussels lace mob, peculiarly adapted to the charming air and turn of her features. A sky-blue ribbon illustrated that.

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