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" She cannot have too many for that station of life which will probably be her fate. The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife (and I have the comfort to hear that you are one) ; hers ought to be, to make her happy in a virgin state.... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Including Her ... - Page 162
by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1805
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...comfort to hear that you are one): hers ought to be, to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier ; but it is undoubtedly safer than...that, notwithstanding the flattering views I had for yon (as I never intended you a sacrifice to my vanity), I thought I owed you the justice to lay before...
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The Works: I. Letters, during her residence abroad, 1746-1756

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1817
...comfort to hear that you are one) ; hers ought to be, to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier ; but it is undoubtedly safer than...persuaded of this truth, that, notwithstanding the nattering views I had for you, (as I never intended you a sacrifice to my vanity,) I thought I owed...
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The British Prose Writers: Lady M.W. Montagu's Letters from France and Italy

British prose literature - 1821
...comfort to hear that yon are one) ; hers ought to be, to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier ; but it Is undoubtedly safer than...lottery, where there is (at the lowest computation) tea thousand blanks to a prize, it is the most prudent choice not to venture. I have always been so...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...will not say It a happier, but it is undoubtedly safer than any marriage. In n lottery, when; tlicre e those hints; but if they turn them into conclusions, and pruilent choice not to venture. I have always been S'» thoroughly persuadid of this tnr.h, that, notwithstanding...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...comfort to hear that you are one); hers ought to be to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier, but it is undoubtedly safer, than...computation) ten thousand blanks to a prize, it is the most prndent choice not to venture. I have always been so thoroughly persuaded of this truth, that, notwithstanding...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1860 - 762 pages
...comfort to hear that you are one ;) hers ought to be to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier, but it is undoubtedly safer than...been so thoroughly persuaded of this truth, that, notw'thstaTid'me, V\\e I had for you, (as I never intended you a sacrifice to my vanity.) I thought...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...comfort to hear that you are one ;) hers ought to be to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier, but it is undoubtedly safer than any marriage. In a lottery, where there is fat the lowest computation) ten thousand blanks to a prize, it is the most prudent choice not to venture....
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...comfort to hear thai you are one ;) hers ought to be to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier, but it is undoubtedly safer than...prudent choice not to venture. I have always been so persuaded of this truth, that, notwithstanding xYkft HB^MBi 638 BYKOM. [GEORGE m. I had for you, (Us...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - English prose - 1872 - 534 pages
...comfort to hear that you are one) ; hers ought to be to make her happy in a virgin state. I will not say it is happier, but it is undoubtedly safer, than...(at the lowest computation) ten thousand blanks to one prize, it is the most prudent choice not to venture. I have always been so thoroughly persuaded...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1872 - 776 pages
...to be to make her happy in a nrgin state. I will not say it is happier, but it is undoubtedly safei than any marriage. In a lottery, where there is (at the lowest computation) ten thousand blanks to a priz«:, it is the most prudent choice not to venture. I h;ive always been so thoroughly persuaded...
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