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" Who would not scorn what Housewife's Cares produce, Or who would learn one earthly Thing of Use ? To patch, nay ogle, might become a Saint, Nor could it sure be such a Sin to paint. But since, alas ! frail Beauty must decay... "
Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry: Selected for ... - Page 185
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Readings on Poetry

Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Maria Edgeworth - English poetry - 1816 - 264 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first, in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night, and drees all day, Charm'd the small. pox, or chas'd old age away, Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Electronic book - 1816 - 418 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh! if to dance all night and dress all day, Charm'd the smallpox, or chas'd old age away, Who would not scorn what housewife's cares...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1819 - 418 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old age away ; Who would not scorn whathousewife's...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 402 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old-age away; Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 426 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night, and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old age away ; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 428 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night, and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old age away ; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822 - 308 pages
...good sense preserve what beauty gains; That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh! if to dance all night, and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chased old age away; Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...good sense preserve what beauty gains: That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the i dress all day, Charm'd the small pox, or chas'd old age away ; Who would not scorn what housewifes'...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824 - 400 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night, and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old-age away ; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1824 - 398 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains : That men may say, when we the front-box grace, Behold the first in virtue as in face ! Oh ! if to dance all night, and dress all day, Charm'd the small-pox, or chas'd old-age away ; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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