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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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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - Elocution - 1846 - 350 pages
...Rousseau, 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 aweet myrtle, or some melancholy cypress, to connect myself...
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The Lover's Pilgrimage: And a Trial of Affection

Mrs. Silver - 1846 - 336 pages
...known the passion, that glows with unabated ardor in my bosom, when he said : ' 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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The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures

George W. Burnap - Women - 1848 - 326 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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The Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man

Dugald Stewart - Ethics - 1849 - 428 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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A Man

J. D. Bell - Conduct of life - 1850 - 452 pages
...beautify your character ! "Were I," says an author, from whom Dugald Stewart quotes, " 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 on some sweet myrtle, or seek some melancholy cypress to connect myself to ; I would court...
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The Young Man's Counsellor; Or, Sketches and Illustrations of the Duties and ...

Daniel Wise - Character - 1850 - 255 pages
...of his nature ; it will give him an object to love ; and as ROUSSEAU observes, " 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 some melancholy cypress. I would love...
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Hints for the Household; Or, Family Counsellor

William M. Thayer - Domestic relations - 1853 - 288 pages
...DUTY of the conjugal relation is MUTUAL ZOVE. We were made to love. ROSSEAU said, " 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, I would love it...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1853 - 160 pages
...fruits it offers. I declare, said 1, 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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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: The philosophy of the active and ...

Dugald Stewart - 1855
...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

Laurence Sterne - 1855
...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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