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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
edited by - 1828 - 251 pages
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Marmion, by sir W. Scott. With all his intrs., and the editor's notes ...

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1855
...squire, or groom, one cup to bring Of blessed water from the spring, To slake my dying thirst !" XXX. O, Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel tinm ! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh...
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Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected ..., Volume 5

Agnes Strickland - 1855
...described by Sir Walter Scott, than Mary Stuart: 1 Nelson's Deposition—Anderson's Collections. " Oh, woman, in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!" Such had she been to her first consort, the sickly, stammering, unattractive Francis, proving herself,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 117

1916
...eludes him. There is hardly a man who would not to-day echo Sir Walter Scott's familiar lines, — O Woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and...variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made. It is not woman's fault. The poetry of the world is filled with the words ' to win' and 'to woo'; one...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 117

1916
...him. There is hardly a man who would not to-day echo Sir Walter Scott's familiar lines, — O Woman 1 in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,...variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made. It is not woman's fault. The poetry of the world is filled with the words ' to win' and 'to woo'; one...
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The Man, Volume 1, Issue 1

1833
...savage mood, Endure and sbrink not, we of nobler clay May temper it to bear,— it is but for a day. O, woman! in our hours of ease. Uncertain, coy, and...and anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou! SCIENCE! thou fair effusive ray From the great source of mental day, Free, gen'rous, and refin'd, Descend...
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Scottish Notes and Queries, Volumes 4-6

1891
...from our first great poet, Shakespeare's — "Frailty, thy name is woman ! " Or with Scott's — Î woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made. (Afaruiion, c. vi., s. 30. MAC THE LAMP ACRE.1 ["BITS ABOUT EDINBURGH"— No. 3.] THE ancient collegiate...
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The Dartmouth, Volume 1

1867
...of "Female Suffrage" cut short with an "&c.," when ho had taken what Beemed to answer his purpose : "O woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and...and anguish wring the brow A ministering Angel thou .'" "The world was sad ! — the garden was a wild ! The Man, the Hermit, sigh'd — till Woman smiled."...
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Proceedings ..., Volume 2

New York State Bar Association - 1879
...smiled. But the trouble about that is it is too old. (Laughter.) • Then some one else has said : "Oh! woman, in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...light quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish cloud the brow A ministering angel thou." But that is old, and that is hackneyed. (Laughter.) Some...
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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Volume 29

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - 1986 - 616 pages
...civilisation, coronets as well as tiaras, real crowns as well 1 Probably these lines from Martnion xxx: O Woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! as real diamonds. If they were artists, it was from the common civilisation of both sexes that they...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - 1988 - 645 pages
...(Vi263-65). Sir Walter Scott uses the phrase in Marmion (1808), sending it on its way toward cliche: "O Woman! in our hours of ease, / Uncertain, coy,...anguish wring the brow, / A ministering angel thou!" (canto 6, stanza 30). 13.328 (355:13-14). the menthol cone - The cooling and aromatic effect of menthol...
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