Famous girls who have become illustrious women

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Marshall Brothers, 1880 - Girls - 329 pages
 

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Page 184 - For pleasure ; but thro' all this tract of years Wearing the white flower of a blameless life, Before a thousand peering littlenesses, In that fierce light which beats upon a throne, * And blackens every blot...
Page 183 - And indeed he seems to me Scarce other than my king's ideal knight, "Who reverenced his conscience as his king; Whose glory was, redressing human wrong; Who spake no slander, no, nor listen'd to it; Who loved one only and who clave to her...
Page 58 - ... now the truth began to flash upon her — her intellect began to work — she perceived that here was a way by which she could herself make up a sign of anything that was in her own mind, and show it to another mind, and at once her countenance lighted up with a human expression : it was no longer a dog or parrot, — it was an immortal spirit, eagerly seizing upon a new link of union with other spirits...
Page 171 - Victoria, by the grace of God Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, saving as aforesaid.
Page 77 - Yet further may relent : for mightier far Than strength of nerve and sinew, or the sway Of magic potent over sun and star, Is love, though oft to agony distrest, And though his favourite seat be feeble woman's breast. But if thou goest, I follow...
Page 4 - There's fennel for you, and columbines; there's rue for you; and here's some for me; we may call it herb of grace o' Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference.
Page 226 - Duchesse hath been a good, comely woman, but her dress so antick, and her deportment so ordinary, that I do not like her at all, nor did I hear her say anything that was worth hearing, but that she was full of admiration, all admiration.
Page 132 - These words brought into my heart, what I " had been seeking so many years; or rather " they discovered to me what was there, and " which I had not enjoyed for want of knowing
Page 17 - ... agreeable companion for life. She will infuse knowledge into your children with their milk, and from their infancy train them up to wisdom. Whatever company you are engaged in, you will long to be at home, and retire with delight from the society of men, into the bosom of one who is so dear, so knowing, and so amiable. If she touches her lute, or sings to it any of. her own compositions, her voice will soothe you in your solitudes, and sound more sweetly in your ear than that of the nightingale.
Page 58 - The poor child had sat in mute amazement, and patiently imitated everything her teacher did; but now the truth began to flash upon her : her intellect began to work : she perceived that here was a way by which she could herself make up a sign of anything that was in her own mind, and show it to another mind...

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