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An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize

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An ELEGY on the GLORY of her SEX


R. Caldecott's PICTURE Books

Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.]

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An Elegy

on the Glory of Her Sex



Dr. Oliver Goldsmith

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Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madam Blaize, Who never wanted a good word--

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_From those_

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_who spoke her praise._

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The needy seldom pass'd her door, And always found her kind; She freely lent to all the poor--

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_Who left_

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_a pledge behind._

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She strove the neighbourhood to please With manners wondrous winning;

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And never follow'd wicked ways--

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_Unless when she was sinning._

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At church, in silks and satins new, With hoop of monstrous size, She never slumber'd in her pew--

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_But when she shut her eyes._

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