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" O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! "
The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal - Page 252
1853
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1823
...groom, one cup to bring, Of blessed water from the spring, To slake my dying thirst !" — XXX. O, Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard...and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet...
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On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature: With ..., Volume 3

Charles Bucke - Nature - 1823
...yet even to many of these, the following lines are not always inappropriate or inapplicable. • Oh Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! Scott. girdle of love bursts from under the bosom ; while love is like a tree, yielding in all seasons...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation, Book 4

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...squire, or groom, one cup to bring Of blessed water, from the spring, To slake my dying thirst t" — O, woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made f When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the piteous accents...
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting ...

Women - 1825
...destruction of her own existence ! " O, Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to pleas*, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen...and Anguish wring the brow, A ministering Angel thou !" i O, in the hour of death, may our pillowbe smoothed, our eyes closed, by the angelic hand of woman...
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The Spirit of the Old Dominion

Stephen T. Mitchell - Virginia - 1827 - 293 pages
...its most brilliant flood of light and splendour. Truly did the poet speak when he observed •Oh ! woman in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy and hard...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel, thou." . It was the peculiar spirit of proud acquiescence in the general feeling of hate to the existing form...
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The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton, Volume 3

Thomas Hamilton - 1827
...universal man has acknowledged them to be true, are the exquisite lines of our mighty minstrel. Oh woman, in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light-quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! My recovery...
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Lectures on the tactics of cavalry: and Elements of manœuvre for a cavalry ...

Friedrich Wilhelm graf von Bismark - Cavalry drill and tactics - 1827
...mutable goddess (1). (C) Petty warfare. The strategical object of war is the defeat of the enemy*. (1) " Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade, By the light quivering aspen made." Such is fortune, without even possessing the redeeming quality which the poet allows to the lady "...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: Complete in One Volume..

Walter Scott - 1827 - 489 pages
...the spring, To s hike my dying thirst!» — XXX. O, Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, aud hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspea made, — When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 251 pages
...squire, or groom, one cup to bring Of blessed water, from the spring, To slake my dying thirst?" — O, woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 5

1829
...for tliis, and females seem both formed and inclined by nature to yield it. ' O woman ! in our liours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made ; AVhen pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou !' '"• Unwilling, and indeed, unable...
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