Gurney Married: A Sequel to Gilbert Burney, Band 1

Lea & Blanchard, 1839

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Seite 162 - The following question is started by one of the schoolmen : — Supposing the whole body of the earth were a great ball or mass of the finest sand, and that a single grain or particle of this sand should be annihilated every thousand years : Supposing then that you had it in your choice to be happy all the while this prodigious mass of sand was consuming by this slow method until there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable for ever after?
Seite 172 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Seite 151 - My choice is store of gold ; the rich are wise. He that upon his back rich garments wears, Is wise, though on his head grow Midas' ears. Gold is the strength, the sinews of the world, The health, the soul, the beauty most divine, A mask of gold hides all deformities ; Gold is Heaven's physic, life's restorative...
Seite 163 - She is none of our dainty dames, who love to appear in variety of suits every day new ; as if a good gown, like a stratagem in war, were to be used but once : but our good wife sets up a sail according to the keel of her husband's estate; and if of high parentage, she doth not so remember what she was by birth, that she forgets what she is by match.
Seite 199 - The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings, and Complete Career of the Nickleby Family. Edited by Boz.
Seite 9 - Children pick up words as pigeons peas, And utter them again as God shall please.
Seite 13 - ... competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are in some degree, the effects of prudence or the want of it. By playing at chess, then, we may learn, I.
Seite 5 - I have mentioned failed to obtain happiness for want of considering that marriage is the strictest tie of perpetual friendship, and there can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity ; and that he must expect to be wretched, who pays to beauty, riches, or politeness that regard which only virtue and piety can claim.
Seite 47 - ... experience every variety of distress. Observe, however, that the quantities of food and exercise are relative things: those who move much may, and indeed ought, to eat more; those who use little exercise, should eat little. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eat about twice as much as nature requires.

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