A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.

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A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.

Surprizes are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.