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For I, hearing my Lord’s estate amongst many more estates was to be sold, and that the wives of the owners should have an allowance…
First, they were bred when I was not capable to observe or before I was born; likewise the breeding of men is of a different…
For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.
And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither…
As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
As for my brothers, of whom I had three, I know not how they were bred.
Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort…
In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she…
As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us…
Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot – my wit was according to my years.
And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the…
Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature,…
Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.
My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father’s estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all,…
My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow…
Indeed I did not stand as a beggar at the Parliament door, for I never was at the Parliament-House, nor stood I ever at the…
But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can…
Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than…
A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of…
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