World-noted Women: Or, Types of Womanly Attributes of All Lands and Ages

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D. Appleton, 1858 - 407 pages
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Page 126 - Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. Let wealth, let honour, wait the wedded dame, August her deed, and sacred be her fame; Before true passion all those views remove, Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love...
Page 108 - At last divine Cecilia came, Inventress of the vocal frame ; The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store, Enlarged the former narrow bounds, And added length to solemn sounds, With nature's mother- wit, and arts unknown before.
Page 263 - I will tell you,' quoth she ; ' and tell you a truth which, perchance, ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me, is, that He sent me so sharp and severe parents and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...
Page 35 - Repairs itself by rest. Our Tarquin thus Did softly press the rushes ere he waken'd The chastity he wounded. Cytherea, How bravely thou becom'st thy bed ! fresh lily, And whiter than the sheets ! That I might touch ! But kiss ; one kiss ! Rubies unparagon'd, How dearly they do 't ! 'Tis her breathing that Perfumes the chamber thus ; the flame o...
Page 95 - And blesses her with his two happy hands, How the red roses flush up in her cheeks, And the pure snow with goodly vermeil stain, Like crimson dyed in grain...
Page 108 - Music the fiercest grief can charm, And fate's severest rage disarm : Music can soften pain to ease, And make despair and madness please : Our joys below it can improve, And antedate the bliss above. This the divine Cecilia found, And to her Maker's praise confin'd the sound. When the full organ joins the tuneful quire, Th...
Page 64 - Her Ladies and Gentlewomen also, the fairest of them were apparelled like the Nymphs Nereids (which are the mermaids of the waters ) and like the Graces, some steering the helm, others tending the tackle and ropes of the barge, out of the which there came a wonderful passing sweet savour of perfumes, that perfumed the wharf's side, pestered with innumerable multitudes of people.
Page 284 - ... of men, and behind them as many women, with all their heads and shoulders painted red; many of their heads bedecked with the white down of birds: but every one with something: and a great chain of white beads about their necks.
Page 9 - Blessings be with them — and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares—- The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! Oh ! might my name be numbered among theirs, Then gladly would I end my mortal days.
Page 83 - Never ; he will not : Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety : other women cloy The appetites they feed : but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies : for vilest things Become themselves in her; that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish.

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