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OR, MODES OF
FAITH AND PRACTICE.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
BY A LADY.
There is no virtue more amiable in the softer sex, than:
: : ELIZABETH Surah
“All is said,” says La Bruyere, f and we
that men have reflected."
But, though more tłsari a hundred and: fifty years have elapsed since this discouraging sentence was pronounced, it baš nejtver fettered the pen of the author, nor restricted the expectations of the reader; the charm of sovelty is still sought with avidity.
If such be the hapless lot of authors; if, as a witty writer has observed, their best thoughts have been stolen from them by the ancients, they are to be applauded for the dexterity with which they contrive to work up old materials; for the gloss, beauty and variety with which they invest them.
It is certainly true that. a picture of human nature, if faithful, must fundamentally be simi