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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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A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - English poetry - 1907 - 508 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, 20 Charmed the small-pox, or chased old age away; Who would not scorn what house-wife's...
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A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - English poetry - 1907 - 506 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, 20 Charmed the small-pox, or chased old age away ; Who would not scorn what house-wife's...
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English Poems: The Restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908 - 564 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, Charmed the small-pox, or chased old age away, 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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Narrative and Lyric Poems: For Students

Samuel Swayze Seward - American poetry - 1909 - 542 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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Pope's Rape of the Lock

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1909 - 132 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, Charmed the small-pox, or chased old-age away ; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer, Alice Ebba Andrews - English literature - 1910 - 778 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains; That men may say, when we the front-box grace, 'Behold the first acred to her, while dress all day, Charmed the small-pox, or chased old age away, 14 For face-patches. i .Knens when repelling...
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustine Pyre, Karl Young - English literature - 1910 - 1174 pages
...sense preserve what beauty gains: That men may say, when we the front-box grace : ' Behold the first Augustine dress all day, Charmed the smallpox, or chased old age away ; ao Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The Vista of English Verse

English poetry - 1911 - 784 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, Charmed the small-pox, or chased old age away; Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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The English Parnassus: An Anthology Chiefly of Longer Poems

William Macneile Dixon, Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson - English poetry - 1911 - 792 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, Charmed the small-pox, or chased old-age away ; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 852 pages
...good sense preserve what beauty gains; That men may say, when we the front box grace, Behold the first pearly dew! The redbreast oft, at evening hours, Sh dross all day, Charmed the email-pox, or chased old age away; 20 Who would not scorn what housewife's...
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