Roxana; Or, The Fortunate Mistress: And The Life and Adventures of Mother Ross

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H. G. Bohn, 1855 - 502 Seiten
 

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Seite 361 - The Lord giveth, and the Lord ' taketh away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Seite 292 - Here, after some few years of flourishing and outwardly happy circumstances, I fell into a dreadful course of calamities, and Amy also ; the very reverse of our former good days. The blast of Heaven...
Seite 128 - I thought a woman was a free agent, as well as a man, and was born free, and could she manage herself suitably, might enjoy that liberty to as much purpose as the men do; that the laws of matrimony were indeed otherwise, and mankind at this time acted quite upon other principles; and those such that a woman gave herself entirely away from herself, in marriage...
Seite 372 - I cut off my hair, and dressed me in a suit of my husband's, having had the precaution to quilt the waistcoat, to preserve my breasts from hurt, which were not large enough to betray my sex, and putting on the wig and hat I had prepared, I went out and bought me a silver-hilted sword, and some Holland shirts...
Seite 129 - ... that liberty to as much purpose as the men do ; that the laws of matrimony were indeed otherwise, and mankind at this time acted quite upon other principles, and those such that a woman gave herself entirely away from herself, in marriage, and capitulated, only to be, at best, but an upper servant...
Seite 33 - I don't know how to resist such a man that has done so much for me: I don't know how you should, says Amy. Thus Amy and I canvass'd the business between us ;"* the Jade prompted the Crime, which I had but too much Inclination to commit ; that is to say, not as a Crime, for I had nothing of the Vice in my Constitution ; my Spirits were far from being high ; my Blood had no Fire in it, to kindle the Flame of Desire...
Seite 17 - Prov. xxi. 13, Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Seite 3 - French, 25,000 livres, that is to say, two thousand pounds portion, and married me to an eminent brewer in the city. Pardon me if I conceal...
Seite 263 - What a glorious testimony it is to the justice of Providence, and to the concern Providence has in guiding all the affairs of men (even the least as well as the greatest), that the most secret crimes are, by the most unforeseen accidents, brought to light and discovered.

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