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FAIR WORDS ABOUT

FAIR WOMAN.

GATHERED FROM THE POETS

BY

O. B. BUNCE.

"A Gorgious Gallery of Gallant Inventions, garnished and
decked with divers dayntie devices, right delicate and delightfull,
to recreate eche modest minde withall."

TITLE OF AN OLD ENGLISH MISCELLANY.

NEW YORK:

D. APPLETON. COMPANY,

HARVARD COLLEDE LIBRARK
SHELDON FUND
JULY 10, 1540

COPYRIGHT BY

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1883.

From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes
That show, contain, and nourish all the world.

SHAKESPEARE.

A woman of sense and manners is the finest and most delicate part of God's creation; the glory of her Maker, and the great instance of His singular regard to man; His darling creature to whom He gave the best gift either God could bestow

or man receive.

Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears
Her noblest work she classes 0;
Her 'prentice han' she tried on man,
An' then she made the lasses O.

DEFOE.

BURNS.

Oh! if the loving, closed heart of a good woman should open before a man, how much controlled tenderness, how many veiled sacrifices and dumb virtues would he see reposing therein !

RICHTER.

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