A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids, Band 3


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Seite 174 - And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.
Seite 106 - My virgin flower uncropt, pure, chaste., and fair ; No goblin, wood-god, fairy, elf, or fiend, Satyr, or other power that haunts the groves, Shall hurt my body, or by vain illusion Draw me to wander after idle fires, Or voices calling me in dead of night To make me follow, and so tole me on Through mire, and standing pools, to find my ruin.
Seite 174 - And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.
Seite 103 - Some say, no evil thing that walks by night In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
Seite 104 - Angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt ; And, in clear dream and solemn vision, Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear; Till oft converse with...
Seite 150 - fays he, thou haft made good the old faying, that wo-. " men are not to be trufted. Was not I the hufband of " thy virginity ? Have I not children by thee ? How " couldft thou forget our loves fo far as to enter into a " fecond marriage, and after that into a...
Seite 60 - ... childhood a passion for letters, and an extraordinary facility in the composition of Spanish verse. At eight years of age, she was placed by her parents with an uncle, who resided in Mexico, and who caused her to receive a learned education. Her talents having attracted notice and distinction, she was patronized by the lady of the viceroy, the marquis de Mancera, and, at the age of seventeen, was received into his family. A Spanish encomiast of Juana, relates a curious anecdote respecting her,...
Seite 107 - Of all green wounds I know the remedies In men or cattle, be they stung with snakes. Or charmed with powerful words of wicked art, Or be they love-sick, or through too much heat Grown wild or lunatic, their eyes or ears Thickened with misty film of dulling rheum; These I can cure, such secret virtue lies In herbs applied by a virgin's hand.
Seite 107 - Thus mildly kneel to me ? Sure there's a power In that great name of Virgin, that binds fast All rude uncivil bloods, all appetites That break their confines. Then, 'strong Chastity, Be thou my strongest guard ; for here I'll dwell In opposition against fate and hell.
Seite 64 - ... presumptuously to find, When she is woo'd as Thais kind, When wedded, as Lucretia chaste. " How rare a fool must he appear, Whose folly mounts to such a pass, That first he breathes upon the glass, Then grieves because it is not clear. " Still with unjust, ungrateful pride, You meet both favour and disdain ; The firm as cruel you arraign, The tender you as weak deride. " Your foolish humour none can please, Since judging all with equal phlegm ; One for her rigour you condemn, And one you censure...

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