Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education: With a View of the Principles and Conduct Prevalent Among Women of Rank and Fortune, 1. köide

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T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1799 - 596 pages
 

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Page 136 - ... according to the deeds done in the body, whether they be good or whether they be evil...
Page 82 - For though the arts which merely embellish life, must claim admiration ; yet, when a man of sense comes to marry, it is a companion whom he wants, and not an artist. It is not merely a creature who can paint, and play, and sing, and draw, and dress, and dance...
Page 22 - ... society. Those readers, whose purer taste has been formed on the correct models of the old classic school, see with indignation and astonishment the Huns and Vandals once more overpowering the Greeks and Romans. They behold our minds, with a retrograde but rapid motion, hurried back to the reign of Chaos and old Night, by distorted and unprincipled Compositions, which, in spite of strong flashes of genius, unite the taste of the Goths with the morals of Bagshot.
Page 180 - Men take the words they find in use amongst their neighbours ; and that they may not seem ignorant what they stand for, use them confidently, without much troubling their heads about a certain fixed meaning ; whereby, besides the ease of it, they obtain this advantage, that as in such...
Page viii - warning voice," which should stir up every latent principle in their minds, and kindle every slumbering energy in their hearts : I would call on them to come forward, and contribute their full and fair proportion towards the saving of their country. But I would call on them to come forward, without departing from the refinement of their character, without derogating from the dignity of their rank, without blemishing the delicacy of their sex : I would call them to the best and most appropriate exertion...
Page 44 - ... to retire into itself; and if it find no entertainment at home, it will be driven back again upon the world with increased force. Yet, forgetting this, do we not seem to educate our daughters, exclusively, for the transient period of youth, when it is to maturer life we ought to advert ? Do we not educate them for a crowd, forgetting that they are to live at home ? for the world, and not for themselves ? for show, and not for use...
Page 81 - The profession of ladies, to which the bent of their instruction should be turned, is that of daughters, wives, mothers, and mistresses of families. They should...
Page 70 - To every thing there is a feafon, and a time for every purpofe under heaven," faid the wife man ; but he faid it before the invention of baby-balls.

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