World-famous Women: Types of Female Heroism, Beauty, and Influence, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

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Publishers' Union, 1891 - 458 Seiten
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Seite 257 - Queene," a new play of Dryden's, mightily commended for the regularity of it, and the strain and wit; and the truth is there is a comical part done by Nell, which is Florimell, that I never can hope ever to see the like done again, by man or woman.
Seite 71 - Modern Europe has produced several illustrious women who have sustained with glory the weight of empire; nor is our own age destitute of such distinguished characters. But if we except the doubtful achievements of Semiramis, Zenobia is perhaps the only female whose superior genius broke through the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia.
Seite 283 - There is no example of any one that has died in it; and you may believe I am well satisfied of the safety of this experiment, since I intend to try it on my dear little son. " I am patriot enough to take pains to bring this useful invention into fashion in England...
Seite 282 - ... you please to have opened. She immediately rips open that you offer to her with a large needle (which gives you no more pain than a common scratch), and puts into the vein as much venom as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell; and in this manner opens four or five veins.
Seite 323 - I have ever believed, that had there been no Queen, there would have been no revolution.
Seite 194 - Try me, good king, but let me have a lawful trial ; and let not my sworn enemies sit as my accusers and judges ; yea, let me receive an open trial, (for my truth shall fear no open shame...
Seite 409 - She once told her sisters that they were wrong — even morally wrong — in making their heroines beautiful, as a matter of course. They replied that it was impossible to make a heroine interesting on other terms.
Seite 61 - ... viols, and such other instruments as they played upon in the barge. And now for the person of herself: she was laid under a pavilion of cloth of gold of tissue, apparelled and attired like the goddess Venus commonly drawn in picture: and hard by her, on either hand of her, pretty fair boys apparelled as painters do set forth god Cupid, with little fans in their hands, with the which they fanned wind upon her.
Seite 78 - Zenobia deserted her in the hour of trial; she trembled at the angry clamors of the soldiers, who called aloud for her immediate execution, forgot the generous despair of Cleopatra which she had proposed as her model, and ignominiously purchased life by the sacrifice of her fame and her friends. It was to their counsels, which governed the weakness of her sex, that she imputed the guilt of her obstinate resistance; it was on their heads that she directed the vengeance of the cruel Aurelian. The fame...
Seite 194 - God, that he will pardon your great sin therein, and likewise mine enemies, the instruments thereof; and that he will not call you to a strict account for your unprincely and cruel usage of me, at his general judgment seat, where both you and myself must shortly appear, and in whose judgment I doubt not (whatsoever the world may think i N" 398. SPECTATOR. 69 of me) mine innocence shall be openly known, and sufficiently cleared.

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