A Picture of Woonsocket: Or, The Truth in Its Nudity

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author, 1835 - 108 pages
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Page 9 - Honour thy Father and thy Mother, that it may be well with thee, and that thy days may be long upon the earth. 6. Thou shalt not kill. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 8. Thou shalt not steal. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Page 6 - Till the black slime betray her as she crawls ; If, like a viper, to the heart she wind, And leave the venom there she did not find ; What marvel that this hag of hatred works Eternal evil latent as she lurks...
Page 17 - For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
Page 24 - For softness she, and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him; His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clust'ring, but not beneath his shoulders broad...
Page 5 - Quick with the tale, and ready with the lie — The genial confidante, and general spy — Who could, ye gods! her next employment guess — An only infant's earliest governess! She taught the child to read, and taught so well, That she herself, by teaching, learn'd to spell.
Page 9 - Pater noster, qui es in ccelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum : adveniat regnum tuum : fiat voluntas tua sicut in ccelo, et in terra : panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie; et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris : Et ne nos inducas in tentationem. Sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Page 6 - On humbler talents with a pitying frown — Nor Genius swell — nor Beauty render vain— Nor Envy ruffle to retaliate pain — Nor Fortune change — Pride raise — nor Passion bow Nor Virtue teach austerity — till now. Serenely purest, of her sex that live, But wanting one sweet weakness — to forgive, Too shock'd at faults her soul can never know, She deems that all could be like her below : Foe to all vice, yet hardly Virtue's friend, For Virtue pardons those she would amend.
Page 5 - BORN in the garret, in the kitchen bred, Promoted thence to deck her mistress' head ; Next — for some gracious service unexprest, And from its wages only to be guess'd — Raised from the toilet to the table, — where Her wondering betters wait behind her chair. With eye unmoved, and forehead unabash'd, She dines from off the plate she lately wash'd.
Page 25 - Subjection, but requir'd with gentle sway, And by her yielded, by him best receiv'd, Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, And sweet reluctant amorous delay.
Page 6 - If daughters dread her for the mothers' sake ; If early habits — those false links, which bind At times the loftiest to the meanest mind — Have given her power too deeply to instil The angry essence of her deadly will ; If like a snake she steal within your walls, Till the black slime betray her as she crawls ; If like a viper to the heart she wind, And leave the...

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