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Refrain fivm automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. This an- nuity she still lives to enjoy; and in the fifty-fifth year of her age prefers the visionary happiness of reading Cleiia and thinking on her Antonio, to the real blessings of those social relations, which in all probability she had enjoyed through life, if she had nerer been a reader of romances. The features of his face must be regular; and though regular, agreeable ; which as yet I hardly remember to ^ave seen, having generally observed that where nature is most exact, she is least engaging. And swell her barren womb with heat and lifa Then Britain '-^Here she ceased. It is by the head of the philosopher that the hand of the m^dianic is put in motion : and tliough the ancient B and a few nations of the modems may have : produced some good hands, yet their having made so mean a figure in trade must be owing to thdr want of ^ilosopjiical heads.
Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. Antonio, who had been almost as conversant with romances as Clarinda, received the first intimations of the lady's passion for him with a transport that had less surprise than joy in it ; and from the first discovery of it, there arose an intercourse between them, which entirely defeated the pretensions of Theodore, and confirmed Clarinda's passion for his. But as much a hero as Antonio appeared to be both to Clarinda and himself, during the first part of this tender intercourse, in the progress of it he dis- covered that he wanted one principal ingredient ii| the composition of that ideal character : he had not courage enough to be a martyr. You must know, sir, that with a tolerable person, a very good fortune, and lovers in abundance, I have a particular humour to live and die a maid.
Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. For though he doted on Clarinda's person whilst her fortune was annexed to it, yet he could not bring himself to 79. 69 starve with an angel : and this he soon perceived must be his fete, if he possessed the one without the other. This way of thinking, I protest, does not arise £rom dis- appointed love, but, on the contrary, from my never having seen any one man who has been possessed of those aiccomplishments which I think necessary for a husband.
Clarinda was the only child of a wealthy merchant, who placed ail his happiness in the expectations of her merit, and the rewards of it. But^ u if for* t UDately for Clarinda^ her father's good intentions were not guided by a judgment equally good : for it happened to her^ as it too often does in the education of young women^ that his endeavours were rather di- rected to grace her person than to adorn her mind : and whatever qualifications he might wish the latter to possess, he seemed solicitous only of such as might recommend the former.
These, Mr.* Fitz-Adam, are almost the necessary consequences of reading romances: and as human na- ture is apt to be more influenced by example than precept, I shall beg leave to enforce the truth of what I have advanced by the following history.
It is not natural for us to regard any thing that is held t apparently cheap in the estimation of the pro- 64 THE WOELD. prietor : and I am well satisfied that a lady cannot take a worse method of gaining particular admirers, than by making general treats. Fitz-Adam, will take my word for it, I can assure them that the men are ten times more affected with an accidental momentary glance, than with a designed exposure for a whole hour together. Pope has shown us that he could collect hints enough for the composition of an ingenious treatise, even from one single fragment in the literary lining of a band-box; and as Leonardo da Vinci has observed that the spots on an old mouldy wall, forming a confused resemblance of different o Iik jects, may be sufficient to supply an improving fancy with a fine assemblage of the most perfect imag in all probability had been long ago good wives good mothers, if their imaginations had not been o3 66 THE WOELD. early perverted with the chimerical ideas of romantic love^ and themselves cheated out of the charities (as Milton calls them) and all the real blessings of those relations^ by the hopes of that ideal happiness^ which is nowhere to be found but in romances.
But allowing that^ mider the sanction of fashion^ she may display so distinguishing a characteristic of her sex^ without danger of incurring an immodest reputation ; yet she cannot possibly do it without forfeiting all pretensions to discretion : for as she cannot be ignorant how the lieauty of a new gown decreases with the frequency of its appearance^ she ought always to know how little value the men place in a privilege of surveying ever so pretty an object in itself^ if it be constantly exposed to the familiar gaze of the multitude.
Every hour which was not appropriated to one of these accomplishments was spent in the e Dsnari Dg practice of reading novels ana romances ; of which Clelia was her favourite^ and the hero of it continnally in her head.
Nature had en- couraged him in that exj)ectation, by giving her a very libera^ portion of her favours; and he deter- mined to improve it by every means which the fond« 79. Dress^ dancings and music^ were the whole of her accomplishments : and they so immoderately softened the natural effeminacy of her mind^ that she contracted an aversion to every kind of reading which did not represent the same softness of manners.
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