The Heroine, Or, Adventures of Cherubina

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H. Colburn, 1815 - 252 pages

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Page 140 - Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet, And I am proof against their enmity.
Page 214 - The Accusing Spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in, and the Recording Angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
Page 147 - I speak to you reveal the story of my wrongs, and ask you to avenge them. Vain hope ! yet it imparts some comfort to believe it possible that what I now write may one day meet the eye of a fellow-creature, that the words which tell my sufferings may one day draw pity from the feeling heart. "Yet stay your tears your pity now is useless.
Page 216 - I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult.
Page 214 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Page 233 - Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still Slavery, said I, still thou art a bitter draught; and though thousands in all ages have been made to drink of thee, thou art no less bitter on that account.
Page 50 - Cherry has no difficulty in filling up the blanks. " It is a written covenant," says this interesting young lady in a letter to her Governess, "between this Gregory Wilkinson and the miscreant (whom my being an heiress had prevented from enjoying the title and estate that would devolve to him at my death) stipulating to give Wilkinson "Sylvan Lodge," together with "trees, stones, &c." as "reasonable amends and satisfaction...
Page 28 - ... sentiment, adventure, and melancholy, than by dressing, gadding, dancing, and singing? For heroines are just as much on the alert to get husbands, as other young ladies; and in truth, I would never voluntarily undergo misfortunes, were I not certain that matrimony would be the last of them. (But even misery itself has its consolations and advantages. It makes one, at least, look interesting, and affords an opportunity for ornamental murmurs.} Besides, it is the mark of a refined mind. Only fools,...
Page 131 - Tis thou, thrice sweet and gracious goddess, addressing myself to LIBERTY, whom all in public or in private worship, whose taste is grateful, and ever will be so, till NATURE herself shall change no tint of words can spot thy snowy mantle or...
Page 113 - ... tolerated. As if to underscore the dangerous affinity between the insanity of Cherubina's airs and the insanity of political rabble-rousing of all sorts, Barrett has Cherubina conclude her harangue to her imagined troops with a recognition of her talents as a politician: "I judged that the same qualities which have made me so good a heroine, would, if I were a man, have made me just as illustrious a patriot.

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