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Wolf. The wolf's long howl from Oonalaska's shore. THOMAS CAMPBELL, Pleasures of Hope, i, st. 7
You may as well use question with the wolf
Woman. When Eve brought woe to all mankind
Oh, woman! woman! thou should'st have few sins
E. G. BULWER-LYTTON, The Lady of Lyons, v, I
disturb it, it stings:
As father Adam first was fooled,
A case that's still too common,
With the weak hand of woman to thrust it aside,
The devil ruled the woman.
Nor wife nor maiden, weak or brave,
BURNS, On a Hen-pecked Country Squire
Extreme in love or hate, in good or ill,
-J. G. HOLLAND, The Mistress of the Manse: Love's Philosophies, vii
Woman! thy vows are traced in sand.1
Till Hymen brought his love-delighted hour,
The world was sad! the garden was a wild!
But what is woman? Only one of
BYRON, To Woman
HANNAH COWLEY, Who's the Dupe? ii, 2
She married, well, a woman needs
A mate, her life and love to share,—
And played around her elbow-chair.
F. S. Cozzens, An Experience and a Moral O woman, God beloved in old Jerusalem! The best among us need deal lightly with thy faults, if only for the punishment thy nature will endure, in bearing heavy evidence against us, on the Day of Judgment.
DICKENS, Martin Chuzzlewit, II, iii
First, then, a woman will, or won't, depend on 't;
AARON HILL, Epilogue to Zara
1 Woman's faith, and woman's trust
Shall be clearer, firmer, better,
SCOTT, The Truth of Woman, st. 1
2 Where is the man who has the power and skill
ANONYMOUS, Lines on a pillar in Dane John Field, Canterbury, quoted in The Examiner (London), May 31, 1829 Men, dying, make their wills, but wives
Escape a work so sad;
He is a fool who thinks by force or skill
J. G. SAXE, Woman's Will
SIR S. TUKE, Adventures of Five Hours, v. 3
I would have a woman as true as Death. At the first real lie which works from the heart outward, she should be tenderly chloroformed into a better world.
HOLMES, Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, xi Hapless woman ne'er can say, 'My work is done," till judgment day.
ST. JOHN HONEYWOOD, Darby and Joan, i It's oh! to be a slave
Along with the barbarous Turk, Where woman has never a soul to save, If this is Christian work!
HOOD, The Song of the Shirt, st. 2
Oh, the years we waste and the tears we waste
KIPLING, The Vampire, st. 2
Oh, the toil we lost and the spoil we lost
Ibid., st. 4
It is the fate of woman
Long to be patient and silent, to wait like a ghost that
Till some questioning voice dissolves the spell of its silence. Hence is the inner life of so many suffering women Sunless and silent and deep, like subterranean rivers Running through caverns of darkness, unheard, unseen,
Chafing their channels of stone, with endless and profitless murmurs.
LONGFELLOW, Courtship of Miles Standish, vi,
Praise of the virtuous woman, as she is described in the Proverbs,
How the heart of her husband doth safely trust in her always,
How all the days of her life she will do him good, and not evil,
How she seeketh the wool and the flax and worketh with gladness,
How she layeth her hand to the spindle and holdeth the distaff,
How she is not afraid of the snow for herself or her household,
Knowing her household are clothed with the scarlet cloth of her weaving! Ibid., viii, lines 34-40
1 Proverbs xxxi, 10-21.
A cunning woman is a knavish fool.
LORD LYTTELTON, Advice to a Lady
How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman;
It ravishes all senses. MASSINGER, The Old Law, iv, 2
Thus it shall befall
Him who, to worth in woman overtrusting,
MILTON, Paradise Lost, IX, lines 1182-1186
Here woman reigns, the mother, daughter, wife,
JAMES MONTGOMERY, The West Indies, iii, 1
Who trusts himself to woman or to waves
JOHN OLDMIXON, The Governor of Cyprus, iii
I'd leave the world for him that hates a woman.
THOMAS OTWAY, The Orphan, iii, 1
O woman! lovely woman! 2 Nature made thee
THOMAS OTWAY, Venice Preserved, i, 1
Here rests a woman, good without pretence,
1Oh, most pernicious woman! 2 Woman, lovely woman!
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 5 COWPER, Progress of Error, line 274
Passion and pride were to her soul unknown,
O woman! in our hours of ease,
By the light quivering aspen made;
Do you know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak. SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, iii, 2
A woman's thought runs before her actions. —Ibid., iv, I
'T is said a woman's fitness comes by fits.
SHAKESPEARE, Cymbeline, iv, I
One that was a woman, sir; but, rest her soul! she's dead. SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, v, I
She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed;
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, Part I, v, 3
Oh, tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide!
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, Part III, i, 4 There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass. SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iii, 2
1 Mrs. Corbet died of cancer.
3 Woman's at best a contradiction still.
POPE, Moral Essays, Epistle ii, line 270
Who is 't can read a woman?
4 She is a woman, therefore may be wooed; She is a woman, therefore may be won; She is Lavinia, therefore must be loved.
SHAKESPEARE, Titus Andronicus, ii, 1
Angelo. Women are frail too.
Nay, call us ten times frail,
For we are soft as our complexions are.
And credulous to false prints. SHAKESPEARE, Measure for Measure, ii, 4