Interesting observations to a young married woman from her mother; with appropriate admonitions, intended to promote and perpetuate domestic happiness [&c. Signed R.H.M.].

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authoress, 1826 - Conduct of life - 128 pages

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Page 45 - Resumes them, to prepare us for the next. All evils natural are moral goods ; All discipline, indulgence, on the whole. None are unhappy : all have cause to smile, But such as to themselves that cause deny.
Page 60 - Existence may be borne, and the deep root Of life and sufferance make its firm abode In bare and desolated bosoms : mute The camel labours with the heaviest load, And the wolf dies in silence, — not...
Page 108 - Ye noble few ! who here unbending stand Beneath life's pressure, yet bear up awhile ; And what your bounded view, which only saw A little part, deemed evil is no more : The storms of wintry time will quickly pass, And one unbounded Spring encircle all.
Page 104 - And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent and the whirlwind's roar But bind him to his native mountains more.
Page 31 - Heaven gives us friends to bless the present scene ; Resumes them, to prepare us for the next.
Page 57 - Consider well how much depends upon it, and how fast it flies away. The bulk of men are in nothing more capricious and inconsistent than in their appreciation of time. When they think of it as the measure of their continuance on earth, they highly prize it, and with the greatest anxiety seek to lengthen it out.
Page 111 - THEN before All they stand, — the holy vow And ring of gold, no fond illusions now, Bind her as his. Across the threshold led, And every tear kissed off as soon as shed, His house she enters, • — there to be a light, Shining within, when all without is night ; A guardian angel o'er his life presiding, Doubling his pleasures and his cares dividing...
Page 77 - ... construction which an action can bear. When he must condemn, he condemns with regret; and without those aggravations which the severity of others adds to the crime. He listens calmly to the apology of the offender, and readily admits every extenuating circumstance which equity can suggest.
Page 84 - When on her knee she rocks her babe to sleep : Tremblingly still, she lifts his veil to trace The father's features in his infant face. The hoary grandsire smiles...
Page 91 - When Agricola and his army first saw the river Tay, and the adjacent plain on which Perth is now situated, they cried out with one consent, Ecce Tiber I Ecce Campus Martins! (Behold the Tiber! Behold the field of Mars !), comparing what they saw to their own river, and to the extensive plain in the neighbourhood of Rome.

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