What should I do with your strong, manly, spirited Sketches, full of Variety and Glow?
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The ladies here probably exchanged looks which meant, “Men never know when things are dirty or not;” and the gentlemen perhaps thought each to himself, “Women will have their little nonsense and needless cares.”
The work is rather too light, bright, and sparkling; it wants shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense, if it could be had; if not of solemn specious nonsense, about something unconnected with the story; an essay on writing, a critique of Walter Scott, or a history of Buonaparte, or anything that would form a contrast, and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style.
There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
A Mr. (save, perhaps, some half dozen in the nation,) always needs a note of explanation.
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.