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´╗┐Title: An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize
Author: Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730-1774
Language: English
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       An ELEGY on the GLORY of her SEX

                Mrs Mary BLAIZE

         R. Caldecott's PICTURE Books

         Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.]

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                   An Elegy

            on the Glory of Her Sex

               MRS. MARY BLAIZE


             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

_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

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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