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" It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. "
A Grammar of Elocution: Containing the Principles of the Arts of Reading and ... - Page 49
by Jonathan Barber - 1832 - 346 pages
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles ; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing about Three Hundred ..., Book 8

William Holmes McGuffey - 1858 - 504 pages
...England. IT is now some years since I saw the Queen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles ; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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A Grammar of Elocution: Adapted to the Use of Teachers and Learners in the ...

H. O. Apthorp - 1858 - 273 pages
...rules are given here as preparations for reading correctly the following promiscuous sentences: And surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. The evening was fine, and the full orh'd moon shone with uncommon splendor. Till that a capable and...
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Blake: Prophet Against Empire

David V. Erdman - 1977 - 582 pages
...ironic manner which historians of painting call witty quotation. Burke having said of Marie Antoinette, "surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision," Blake exclaims: "The Queen of France just touched this Globe And the Pestilence darted from her robe."...
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Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837

Linda Colley - 2005 - 429 pages
...of a king and husband": It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France . . . and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch a more delightful vision . . . glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, and joy. . . Little did I dream...
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Romantic Theatricality: Gender, Poetry, and Spectatorship

Judith Pascoe - 1997 - 251 pages
...now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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The Other Mary Shelley: Beyond Frankenstein

Audrey Fisch, Anne K. Mellor, Esther H. Schor - 1993 - 312 pages
...ed. JT Boulton [Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1958], 114). On Marie Antoinette: ". . . surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

David Duff - 1994 - 276 pages
...now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli - 1994 - 214 pages
...now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender, and Sentimentality in the 1790s ...

Claudia L. Johnson - 2009 - 256 pages
...now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move...
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