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" I, clapping my hands cheerily together, that was I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections If I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to... "
THE MONTHLY REVIEW, OR LITERARY JOURNAL BY SEVERAL HANDS - Page 174
by SEVERAL HANDS - 1768
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Burton

Ronald M'Chronicle (pseud.) - 1825
...fruits it offers. I declare, said I, clapping my hands cheerfully together, that was I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections. STERNE. The Journey. A HERE are very few of the places in which it has been my fate to sojourn, that...
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Moral and Religious Souvenir

Gift books - 1828 - 288 pages
...our affections upon inanimate nature. ' Were I in a desert,' says Sterne, ' I would find something in it to call forth my affections. If I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to. I would court...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: The philosophy of the active and moral powers ...

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...moral feelings are at all concerned, never fails to write like a good man) — " Were I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections. If I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to ; I would...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne: In One Volume, with a Life of the Author

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1830 - 416 pages
...the fruits it offers. I declare, said I, clapping my hands cheerily together, that was I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections : — if I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to; — I would...
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 2

Laurence Sterne - British - 1832
...the fruits it offers. I declare, said I, clapping my hands cheerily together, that was I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections : — If I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to ; — I would...
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The Art of Being Happy: From the French of Droz, 'Sur L'art D'Ítre Heureuse ...

Joseph Droz - Happiness - 1832 - 313 pages
...said I, clapping my hands cheerly together, that were I in a desert, I would find in it the wherewith to call forth my affections. If I could not do better, I would fasten them on some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress, to connect myself to. I would court...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne, in One Volume

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1834 - 416 pages
...the fruits it offers. I declare, said I, clapping my hands cheerily together, that was I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections: — if I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to; — I would...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...fruit it offers. " I declare," said I, clapping my hands cheerily together, " that were I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections. If I could do no better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect...
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Lectures on the Sphere and Duties of Woman: And Other Subjects

George Washington Burnap - Women - 1841 - 272 pages
...human heart, which is as true to human nature as it is beautiful in expression; "Were I in a desert I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections. If I could do no better, I would fasten them on some sweet myrtle, or some melancholy cypress, to connect myself...
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A Few Lectures on Natural Law

Henry St. George Tucker - Natural law - 1844 - 128 pages
...moral feelings are at all concerned, never fails to write like a good man) — " Were I in a desert, I would find out wherewith in it to call forth my affections. If I could not do better, I would fasten them upon some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to ; I would...
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