The Female Worthies: Or, Memoirs of the Most Illustrious Ladies of All Ages and Nations... Containing (exclusive of Foreigners) the Lives of Above Fourscore British Ladies... Collected from History, and the Most Approved Biographers, and Brought Down to the Present Time...

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S. Crowder, 1766 - Women
 

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Page 31 - Shall never more be seen by mortal eyes ; In earth the much-lamented virgin lies. Not wit, nor piety, could fate prevent ; Nor was the cruel destiny content To finish all the murder at a blow, To sweep at once her life and beauty too But, like a harden'd felon, took a pride To work more mischievously slow, And plunder'd first, and then destroy'd.
Page 110 - Most of them are the product of the leisure hours of a young gentlewoman lately dead, who, in a remote country retirement, without any assistance but that of a good library, and without omitting the daily care due to a large family, not only perfectly acquired the several languages here made use of, but the good...
Page 224 - In this bark is the lady taken, with her followers, and brought back towards the Tower, not so sorry for her own restraint, as she would be glad if Mr. Seymour might escape, whose welfare she protesteth to affect much more than her own.
Page 248 - Who would like you have writ, Had he in London town been bred, And polished, too, his wit ; But he, poor soul, thought all was well, And great should be his fame, When he had left his wife in hell, And birds and beasts could tame. Yet...
Page 111 - Would fain awhile defer the parting hour; He brings thy mourning image to my eyes, And would obstruct my journey to the skies. But say, thou dearest, thou unwearied friend! Say, shouldst thou grieve to see my sorrows end?
Page 99 - ... he could, he would have one that 'he thought likely to live well with him, which he thought chiefly depended upon their disposition and education.
Page 240 - Pope once paid her a vifit, itt company with Henry Cromwell, efq. whofe letters by fome accident, fell into her hands, with fome of Pope's anfwers. As foon as that gentleman died, Mr. Curl found means to wheedle them from her, and immediately committed them to the prefs. This fo enraged Mr. Pope, that he never forgave her. Not many months after our poetefs...
Page 184 - Bed-Chamber but Lovers of Learning will I am sure, pardon me, as I solemnly declare it was the attractive Charms of a new Book, which the Gentleman would not lend me, but consented to stay till I read it through, that was the sole Motive of my detaining him.
Page 248 - They clashing as the waves grew full, Still harmoniz'd the flood. But you our follies gently treat, And spin so fine the thread, You need not fear his aukward fate, The lock wo'n't cost the head.
Page 154 - And is it even so, sweetheart?" said the king, " and tended your arguments to no worse an end? " then are we now perfect friends again, as ever we

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