Common Sense: Or, The Englishman's Journal, Volum 1

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Printed, and sold by J. Purser; and G. Hawkins., 1738
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Pàgina 300 - It is a mistake to think this fault is proper only to monarchies. Other forms of government are liable to it as well as that; for wherever the power that is put in any hands for the government of the people and the preservation of their properties is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the arbitrary and irregular commands of those that have it, there it presently becomes tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.
Pàgina 230 - Woman's beauty, like men's wit, is generally fatal to the owners, unless directed by a judgment which seldom accompanies a great degree of either ; her beauty seems but the proper and decent lodging for such a mind ; she knows the true value of it, and far from thinking that it authorizes impertinence and coquetry, it redoubles her care to avoid those errors that are its usual attendants. Thus she not only unites in herself all the advantages of body and mind, but even reconciles contradictions in...
Pàgina 228 - Hermaphroditis, that all the reputed female heroes of antiquity were of this epicene species, though, out of regard to the fair and modest part of my readers, I dare not quote the several facts and reasonings with which he supports this assertion ; and as for the heroines of modern date, we have more than suspicions of their being at least of the epicene gender.
Pàgina 227 - ... of ill-suited characters; for I would by no means deprive my fair countrywomen of their genteel little terrors, antipathies, and affections. The alternate panics of thieves, spiders, ghosts, and thunder are allowable to youth and beauty, provided they survive them.
Pàgina 230 - ... without the troublesome ceremonies and frivolous forms of those who only affect to be so. As her good breeding proceeds jointly from...
Pàgina 229 - How, amiable may a woman be, what a comfort and delight to her acquaintance, her friends, her relations, her lover, or her husband, in keeping strictly within her character ! She adorns all female virtues with native female softness.
Pàgina 226 - Eudosia would content herself with her natural talents, play at cards, make tea and visits, talk to her dog often, and to her company but sometimes, she would not be ridiculous, but bear a very tolerable part in the polite world.
Pàgina 75 - Sense, praised it in the warmest terms, not only for its poetical beauties, but its political tendency, " the whole plan and purpose of it being to show the superiority of freedom over slavery ; and how much virtue, public spirit, and the love of liberty are preferable both in their nature and effects, to riches, luxury, and the insolence of power.
Pàgina 224 - ... they keep within the female province. I should be very sorry to offend, where I only mean to advise and reform ; I therefore hope the fair sex will pardon me, when I give ours the preference. Let them reflect, that each sex has its distinguishing characteristic, and if they can with justice (as certainly they may) brand a man...
Pàgina 256 - ... far as to make his advice an over-balance to the whole nation. They gain by that means a power, which they extremely...

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