720 XTF Search Results (subject=fiction;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1804);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1804 Results for your query: subject=fiction;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1804 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT For the Literary Magazine. Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist. Continued. [No.7]. Brown, Charles Brockden LUDLOE'S remarks on the se- ductive and bewitching powers of women, on the difficulty of keeping a secret which they wish to know, and to gain which they employ the soft artillery of tears and prayers, and blandishments and menaces, are familiar to all men, but they had little weight with me, because they were unsupported by my own ex- perience. I had never had any in- tellectual or sentimental connection with the sex. My meditations and pursuits had all led a different way, and a bias had gradually been given to my feelings, very unfavour- able to the refinements of love. I acknowledge, with shame and re- gret, that I was accustomed to re- gard the physical and sensual con- sequences of the sexual relation as realities, and every thing intellec- tual, disinterested, and heroic, which enthusiasts connect with it as idle dreams. Besides, said I, I am yet a stranger to the secret, on the pre- servation of which so much stress is laid, and it will be optional with me to receive it or not. If, in the progress of... Sun, 01 Jul 1804 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist. Brown, Charles Brockden I had taken much pains to im- prove the sagacity of a favourite Spaniel. It was my purpose, indeed, to ascertain to what degree of im- provement the principles of reason- ing and imitation could be carried in a dog. There is no doubt that the animal affixes distinct ideas to sounds. What are the possible limits of his vocabulary no one can tell. In conversing with my dog I did not use English words, but selected simple monosyllables. Ha- bit likewise enabled him to compre- hend my gestures. If I crossed my hands on my breast he understood the signal and laid down behind me. If I joined my hands and lifted them to my breast, he returned home. If I grasped one arm above the elbow he ran before me. If ... Sun, 01 Jan 1804 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist [No. 4]. (Continued from page 259.). Brown, Charles Brockden My visits gradually became more frequent. Meanwhile my wants increased, and the necessity of some change in my condition be- came daily more urgent. This in- cited my reflections on the scheme which I had formed. The time and place suitable to my design, were not selected without much anxious inquiry and frequent wa- verings of purpose. These being at length flexed, the interval, to elapse, before the carrying of my design into effect, was not without perturbation and suspense. These could not be concealed from my new friend and at length prompted him to inquire into the cause. Wed, 01 Feb 1804 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist [No. 5]. Brown, Charles Brockden Thu, 01 Mar 1804 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist [No. 6]. Brown, Charles Brockden IN answer to the reveries and spe- culations which I sent to him re- specting this subject, Ludloe inform- ed me, that they had led his mind into a new sphere of meditation. He had long and deeply considered in what way he might essentially pro- mote my happiness. He had enter- tained a faint hope that I would one day be qualified for a station like that to which he himself had been advanced. This post required an elevation and stability of views which human beings seldom reach, and which could be attained by me only by a long series of heroic labours. Hitherto every new stage in my in- tellectual progress had added vigour to his hopes, and he cherished a stronger belief than formerly that my career would terminate auspi- ciously. This, however, was neces- sarily distant. Many preliminaries must first be settled; many arduous accomplishments be first obtained; and my virtue be subjected to severe trials. At present it was not in his power to be more explicit; but if my reflections suggested no better plan, h... Sun, 01 Apr 1804 12:00:00 GMT Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist [No. 6]. Brown, Charles Brockden MEANWHILE, in a point of so much moment, I was not hasty to determine. My delay seemed to be, by no means, unacceptable to Lud- loe, who applauded my discretion, and warned me to be circumspect. My attention was chiefly absorb- ed by considerations connected with this subject, and little regard was paid to any foreign occupation or amusement. Tue, 01 May 1804 12:00:00 GMT