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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
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Annual Proceedings

Iowa State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1901
...cheerful laughter. It was Walter Scott who sang : — "Oh Woman! In our hour of ease. Inconstant, ooy and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aap.? n made; When pain and anguish wriug the brow, A ministering angel Hum!" The ladies: Mother, sister,...
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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Volume 29

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - Criticism - 1988 - 616 pages
...civilisation, coronets as well as tiaras, real crowns as well 1 Probably these lines from Martnion xxx: O Woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! as real diamonds. If they were artists, it was from the common civilisation of both sexes that they...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 645 pages
...(Vi263-65). Sir Walter Scott uses the phrase in Marmion (1808), sending it on its way toward cliche: "O Woman! in our hours of ease, / Uncertain, coy, and...anguish wring the brow, / A ministering angel thou!" (canto 6, stanza 30). 13.328 (355:13-14). the menthol cone - The cooling and aromatic effect of menthol...
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Jane Austen's Art of Memory

Jocelyn Harris - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 271 pages
...Wentworth. Captain Harville for his part could point to Scott's lines, quoted in Sanditon (397), O Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy and hard to please. And variable ... (VI.xxx) For the importance of constancy in Shakespeare, see Germaine Greer, Shakespeare, pp. 109-13....
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The Cultivation of Hatred

Peter Gay - History - 1993 - 685 pages
...assistance from Mile Read, 15 vols. (1926-27), VII, 191, 196. 37. Sir Walter Scott once described woman as "Uncertain, coy, and hard to please / And variable...as the shade / By the light quivering aspen made." Mannion, canto VI, stanza 30. 38. Barbara Taylor, Eve and the New Jerusalem : Socialism and Feminism...
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The Clockmaker: Series One, Two and Three

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - Poetry - 1995 - 867 pages
...Stanza XXX, 11. 1-6. The version of these lines in The Poetical Works Of Sir Walter Scott reads: O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! See The Poetical Works Of Sir Walter Scott. Ed. J. Logic Robertson. London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New...
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Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland: The Letters and Diary of Major ...

James A. Connolly - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 399 pages
...flash of lightning or a bursting 8. The quotation is from Scott's "Marmion" and reads as follows: "O woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel them I" shell that came screaming along, but as we neared the front we could see that the musketry...
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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Thomas Stearns Eliot - Poetry - 1998 - 428 pages
...legendaires, 1991 edn, p. 1 1 6). hard to please: given 'undecided' (ii), compare Scott, Marmion vi xxx: O Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please. hard to please? The world is full of: compare Robert Louis Stevenson, Happy Thought (A Child's Garden...
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Heart of a Wife: The Diary of a Southern Jewish Woman

Helen Jacobus Apte - Social Science - 1998 - 222 pages
...spirited, yet gentle and flowing. "Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive." "Oh, Woman! In our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou!" November 1, 1901 The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot (Fiction) Never have I felt such affinity for...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...last. 10033 Marmlon O what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! 10034 Marmlon O 10035 Redgauntlet The ae half of the warld thinks the tither daft. 1 0036 Rob Roy But with the morning...
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