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An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize   By: (1730-1774)

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An ELEGY on the GLORY of her SEX


R. Caldecott's PICTURE Books

Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.]

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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