Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting and Original Literature, and Records of the Beau-monde

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J. Bell, 1818 - Women

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Page 110 - I cannot tell by what logic we call a toad, a bear, or an elephant ugly; they being created in those outward shapes and figures which best express the actions of their inward forms, and having passed that general visitation of God, who saw that all that he had made was good, that is, conformable to his will, which abhors deformity, and is the rule of order and beauty.
Page 5 - After expressing her surprise at a request so extraordinary - 'no, Sam, my willing consent you will never have to so preposterous a union. You are not twenty-five, and she is turned fifty. If she had any prudence, this request had never been made to me. Where are your means of subsistence? Porter has died poor, in consequence of his wife's expensive habits. You have great talents, but, as yet, have turned them into no profitable channel.1 'Mother, I have not deceived Mrs.
Page 189 - Each player had four cards dealt to him one by one; the seven was the highest card, in point of number, that he could avail himself of, which counted for twenty-one, the six counted for sixteen, the five for fifteen, and the ace for the same ; but the two, the three, and the four, for their respective points only.
Page 56 - The examination of a coral reef, during the different stages of one tide, is particularly interesting. When the tide has left it for some time, it becomes dry, and appears to be a compact rock, exceedingly hard and...
Page 153 - not only in forgiving, but even in a desire of benefiting his destroyer; as the sandal tree, in the instant of its overthrow, sheds perfume on the axe which fells it;' and the latter would triumph in repeating the verse of Sadi, who represents a return of good for good as a slight reciprocity ; but says to the virtuous man, ' Confer benefits on him who has injured thee ;" using an Arabic sentence, and a maxim apparently of the ancient Arabs.
Page 139 - With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.
Page 162 - Hyder's young soldiers in particular amused themselves with fleshing their swords, and exhibiting their skill on men already most inhumanly mangled ; on the sick and wounded in the doolies ; and even on women and children...
Page 251 - Israel, who fasted 7 days and remained 7 days in tents — the 7th year was directed to be a sabbath of rest for all things ; and at the end of 7 times 7 years commenced the grand Jubilee— every 7th year the land lay fallow } every...
Page 156 - Reynolds went and communicated the circumstance to his royal highness, who contrived the following stratagem. He sent to the painter's house a pretty German girl, in the service of the queen. Haydn took his seat for the third time, and as soon as the conversation began to flag, a curtain rose, and the fair German addressed him in his native language, with a most elegant compliment. Haydn, delighted, overwhelmed the enchantress with questions ; his countenance recovered its animation, and Sir Joshua...
Page 156 - Spain to see this phoenix of their country, this 'monster of literature;' and even Italians, no extravagant admirers in general of poetry that is not their own, made pilgrimages from their country for the sole purpose of conversing with Lope. So associated was the idea of excellence with his name, that it grew...

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