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" O woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou... "
Exercises in Reading and Recitation - Page 143
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The Clockmaker: Series One, Two and Three

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - 1995 - 867 pages
...VI, Stanza XXX, 11. 1-6. The version of these lines in The Poetical Works Of Sir Walter Scott reads: O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! See The Poetical Works Of Sir Walter Scott. Ed. J. Logic Robertson. London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New...
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Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland: The Letters and Diary of Major ...

James A. Connolly - 1987 - 399 pages
...a flash of lightning or a bursting 8. The quotation is from Scott's "Marmion" and reads as follows: "O woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel them I" shell that came screaming along, but as we neared the front we could see that the musketry...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...last. 10033 Marmlon O what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! 10034 Marmlon 10035 Redgauntlet The ae half of the warld thinks the tither daft. 1 0036 Rob Roy But with the morning...
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Heart of a Wife: The Diary of a Southern Jewish Woman

Helen Jacobus Apte - 1998 - 222 pages
...spirited, yet gentle and flowing. "Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive." "Oh, Woman! In our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou!" November 1, 1901 The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot (Fiction) Never have I felt such affinity for...
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British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Simon Bainbridge - 2003 - 259 pages
...archetypal female role when she nurses the wounded and dying Marmion, prompting his famous apostrophe: O, Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! (VI. 30) Clare's reward of marriage to De Wilton anticipates the poet's hopes for his female readers:...
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The Meaning of Witchcraft

Gerald Brosseau Gardner, Gerald B. Gardner - 2004 - 288 pages
...they may be worthy to have the spirit of the Goddess invoked to descend upon them. The poet sings: O Woman! In our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! Now, that is not quite the witch ideal. She should be steadfast, trusty and easy; otherwise she is...
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Modernism: An Anthology

Lawrence Rainey - 2005 - 1181 pages
...thou liest howling" (Vi263- 5). The phrase is used again by Sir Walter Scott in Marm ion ( 1 808): "O Woman! in our hours of ease, / Uncertain, coy,...anguish wring the brow, / A ministering angel thou!" (canto 6, stanza 30). Menthol rubbed on the forehead was used to relieve a headache before aspirin...
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How to Get on in the World, Or a Ladder to Practical Success

A. R. Calhoun - 2005 - 300 pages
...as when lighting up the couch of her invalid husband. Scott wrote beautifully and truthfully : " Oh, woman, in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel tliou." CHAPTER VIII. EDUCATION AS DISTINGUISHED FROM LEARNING. Although not the same kind, there is...
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The Lore of the Forest

Alexander Porteous - 2005 - 324 pages
...accursed tree which trembles without even a breath of wind." Sir Walter Scott wrote : " O ^woman I in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,...variable as the shade By the light quivering Aspen made." Gerarde, however, ungallantly compares the leaves of the Aspen to women's tongues, as they " seldome...
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A Maryland Bride in the Deep South: The Civil War Diary of Priscilla Bond

Kimberly Harrison - 2006 - 408 pages
...days be her best. Am reading now "Marmion," a Tale by Sir Walter Scott. These lines are very beautiful O Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!" We went up to "Woodside," spent the evening with cousin Juliet. I received a letter from Howard in...
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