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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Her love was sought, I do aver,
By twenty beaux and more; The King himself has follow'd her--

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_When she has walk'd before._

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But now, her wealth and finery fled,
Her hangers-on cut short-all: The Doctors found, when she was dead
_Her last disorder mortal._

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Let us lament, in sorrow sore,
For Kent Street well may say, That had she lived a twelvemonth more,--
_She had not died to-day._

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Randolph Caldecott's Picture Books

"The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing."

_In square crown 4to, picture covers, with numerous coloured plates._

1 John Gilpin 2 The House that Jack Built 3 The Babes in the Wood 4 The Mad Dog 5 Three Jovial Huntsmen 6 Sing a Song for Sixpence 7 The Queen of Hearts 8 The Farmer's Boy 9 The Milkmaid 10 Hey-Diddle-Diddle and Baby Bunting 11 A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go 12 The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate 13 Come Lasses and Lads 14 Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, &c. 15 Mrs. Mary Blaize 16 The Great Panjandrum Himself

_The above selections are also issued in Four Volumes, square crown 4to, attractive binding, red edges. Each containing four different books, with their Coloured Pictures and innumerable Outline Sketches._

1 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 1 2 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 2 3 Hey-Diddle-Diddle-Picture Book 4 The Panjandrum Picture Book

_And also_

_In Two Volumes, handsomely bound in cloth gilt, each containing eight different books, with their Coloured Pictures and numerous Outline Sketches._

R. Caldecott's Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 1 R. Caldecott's Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 2

Miniature Editions,

_size 5-1/2 by 4-1/2. Art Boards, flat back._



Nos. 1 and 2, _Each containing coloured plates and numerous Outline Sketches in the text._

_Crown 4to, picture covers._

Randolph Caldecott's Painting Books. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. _Each with Outline Pictures to Paint, and Coloured Examples._

_Oblong 4to, cloth._

A Sketch Book of R. Caldecott's. _Containing numerous sketches in Colour and black and white_

: LONDON : Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. : & NEW YORK :

_The Published Prices of the above Picture Books can be obtained of all Booksellers or from the Illustrated Catalogue of the Publishers._


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