The history of Portia: Written by a lady. ...

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printed for R. Withy; J. Pottinger; J. Wilkie; and J. Cooke, 1759

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Page 222 - Whence this brave bound o'er limits fix'd to man His God sustains him in his final hour ! His final hour brings glory to his God ! Man's glory Heaven vouchsafes to call her own.
Page 238 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Page 41 - Occafionally ; and to confummate all, Greatnefs of mind, and noblenefs their feat Build in her lovelieft, and create an awe About her, as a guard angelic plac'd.
Page 247 - To man's low paflions, or their glorious ends, Teach me, like thee, in various nature wife, To fall with dignity, .with temper rife; Form'd by thy converfe, happily to fteer From grave to gay, from lively to fevere ; Correct with fpirit, eloquent with eafe, Intent to reafon, or polite to pleafe.
Page 216 - Close-twisted with the fibres of the heart ! Which, broken, break them ; and drain off the soul Of human joy ; and make it pain to live — And is it then to live ? When such friends part, 'Tis the survivor dies — My heart ! no more.
Page 205 - I cannot help venturing to disoblige them for their service, by telling them, that the utmost of a woman's character is contained in domestic life ; she is blameable or praise-worthy according as her carriage affects the house of her father, or her husband. All she has to do in this world, is contained within the duties of a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother.
Page 131 - Heav'n gives us friends to blefs the prefent fcene ; Refumes them, to prepare us for the next. All evils natural are moral goods ; All Difcipline, indulgence, on the whole. None are unhappy : all have caufe to fmile, But 1'uch as to themfelves that caufe deny.
Page 240 - Sect. 4. fo injurious a Thought of him. To love the Publick, to ftudy univerfal Good, and to promote the Intereft of the whole World, as far as lies within our power, is furely the Height of Goodnefs, and makes that Temper which we call 'Divine.
Page 131 - Jo/ from the joyous, frequently betrays, Oft lives in vanity, and dies in woe. Joy, amidft ills, corroborates, exalts ; 'Tis joy and conqueft ; joy, and virtue too. A noble fortitude in ills delights Heav'n, earth, ourfelves ; 'tis duty, glory, peace.

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