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" Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs ; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And though but few can serve, yet all may please; O let the ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness... "
The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life - Page 35
by Hannah More - 1832
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Uncle Barnaby: Or, Recollections of His Character and Opinions

Barnaby (Uncle.) - 1799 - 356 pages
...Since trifles make the sum of buman things, And half our misery from our foibles springs; Since lift;'s best joys consist in peace and ease, And though but few can serve, yet nil may please; Oh let the ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence;...
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Home: A Novel, Volume 4

Margaret Cullen - English fiction - 1802
...accuse her of ill temper." " Let no one say," cried Constantia, "that ill temper is a small evil! " Since trifles make the sum of human things, " And half our misery from our foibles spring-.; " Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, " And low can save or serve, bill all...
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English 18th Century Dances, Volume 1

Akeroyde's padd (Dance) - 1812
...and suffering n** ture writhes in prolonged agonies. Since trifles make the sum of human things, Anil half our misery from our foibles springs ; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And few can save or serve, but all may please ; Oh ! let the ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small...
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Tales of fashionable life,: Emilie de Coulanges, The absentee (ch. 1-5)

Maria Edgeworth - 1812
...and had long and earnestly desired to Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our mis'ry from our foibles springs; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And few can save or serve, but all may please r Oh ! let th" ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small...
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The Duties, Advantages, Pleasures, and Sorrows of the Marriage State

John Ovington - Marriage - 1813 - 138 pages
...There are many little attentions to he observed in our duties, which cannot fully be described : — ' Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs, O let th* ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence. Large bounties to...
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Introduction to the English Reader; Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and ...

Lindley Murray - Electronic books - 1814 - 216 pages
...IMPORTANCE TO THE HAPPINESS OF 1IFE SINCE trifles make the sum of human things, And half our mis'ry from our foibles springs ; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And fe\v can save, or serve, but all can please ; Oh ! let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small...
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New Tales: The confessions of an odd-tempered man. The ruffian boy. The ...

Amelia Alderson Opie - 1818
...happiness of wedded life depends. Well has that woman said, who is an ornament to her sex, that " ' Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half...misery from our foibles springs; Since life's best gifts consist in peace and ease, And few can save, or serve, but all may please ; — O ! let the ungentle...
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The poetical monitor: consisting of pieces select and original [ed. by E. Hill].

Poetical monitor - 1819
...Heaven. THE IMPORTANCE OF TRIFLES. SINCE trifles make the sum of human things, And half our inis'ry from our foibles springs; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And few can save, or serve, but all can please ; Oh ! let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small...
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Poems Divine and Moral: Many of Them Now First Published

John Bowdler - Hymns, English - 1821 - 468 pages
...IMPORTANCE OF TRIFLES. Mrs. H. More. SINCE trifles make the sum of human things, And half our mis'ry from our foibles springs ; Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, And few can save, or serve, but all can please : Oh ! let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence A small...
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Tales of a tourist, Volumes 3-4

Alicia Lefanu - 1823
...painting, began, in a thundering voice, what shall be read in the following chapter. CHAPCHAPTER V. Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs, Oh ! let th' ungentle spirit learn from thence A smnll unkindness is a great offence. Mrs. II. MORE....
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