Helena Egerton; or Traits of female character, by the author of Always happy, 第 1 巻


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193 ページ - Unpraised ; for nothing lovelier can be found In woman, than to study household good, And good works in her husband to promote.
200 ページ - With lowliness majestic from her seat, And grace that won who saw to wish her stay, Rose, and went forth among her fruits and flowers, To visit how they prospered, bud and bloom, Her nursery ; they at her coming sprung, And, touched by her fair tendance, gladlier grew.
202 ページ - Our tended plants, how blows the citron grove, What drops the myrrh, and what the balmy reed, How Nature paints her colours, how the bee Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.
198 ページ - God hath dispensed his bounties as in heaven." 330 So saying, with dispatchful looks in haste She turns, on hospitable thoughts intent What choice to choose for delicacy best, What order, so contrived as not to mix Tastes not well join'd, inelegant, but bring Taste after taste upheld with kindliest change...
202 ページ - Adam relating, she sole auditress ; Her husband the relater she preferr'd Before the angel, and of him to ask Chose rather ; he, she knew, would intermix Grateful digressions, and solve high dispute With conjugal caresses, from his lip Not words alone pleased her. Oh, when meet now Such pairs, in love and mutual honour join'd ? With goddess-like demeanour forth she went, Not unattended, for on her as queen...