Madam Johnson's Present: Or, Every Young Woman's Companion in Useful and Universal Knowledge ...

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James Williams, 1770 - 197 páginas
 

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Página 43 - ... his reputation all at once, and ventured it at one throw : but if he be to continue in the world, and would have the advantage of...
Página 43 - ... nearest way to our end, carrying us thither in a straight line, and will hold out and last longest. The arts of deceit and cunning...
Página 43 - Particularly as to the affairs of this world, integrity hath many advantages over all the fine and artificial ways of dissimulation and deceit ; it is much the plainer and easier, much the safer and more secure way of dealing in the world : it has less of trouble and difficulty, of entanglement and perplexity, of danger and hazard in it...
Página 46 - I learnt from it never to repine at my own misfortunes, or to envy the happiness of another, since it is impossible for any man to form a right judgment of his...
Página 43 - Sincerity is true Wifdom. Particularly as to the Affairs of this World, Integrity hath many Advantages over all the fine and artificial ways of...
Página 43 - Indeed, if a man were only to deal in the world for a day, and should never have occasion to converse more with mankind, never more need their good opinion or good word, it were then no great matter...
Página 30 - View of the unfpeakable Advantages of Reading and Writing. The Knowledge of Letters is one of the greateft Bleffings that ever God beftowed on the Children of Men. By this means •we >preferve for our own Ufe, through all our Lives, what our Memory would have loft in a few Days, and lay up a rich Treafure of Knowledge for thofe that (hall come after us.
Página 47 - ... amongst his provisions ; no, he neither speaks nor lives French, he is not so much a gentleman, forsooth. His meals are coarse and short, his employment warrantable, his sleep certain and refreshing, neither interrupted with the lashes of a guilty mind, nor the aches of a crazy body. And when old age comes upon him, it comes alone, bringing no other evil with it but itself: but when it comes to wait upon a great and worshipful sinner, (who for many years together has had the reputation of eating...
Página 30 - Letters docs, as it were, revive all the past ages of men, and set them at once upon the stage ; and brings all the nations from afar, and gives them, as it were, a general interview : so that the most distant nations, and distant ages of mankind, may converse together, and grow into acquaintance.
Página 176 - Others drive, or fright them, by flight noifes or motions, into / a bag ofalong form, the mouth of which, after all the rats are come in, is drawn up to the opening of the place by which they entered, all other ways of retreat being fecured. Others, again, intoxicate or poifon them, by mixing with the repaft prepared for them, the coculus Indian, or the nux 'vomica.

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