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" She had no French either, not a word ; no Italian ; but then her English was racy, unhackneyed, proper to the thought to a degree that only original thinking could give. She had not much reading, except of the Bible and Shakspeare, and Richardson's novels,... "
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1824
...Gothic architecture, or of that which so much resembles it, the luxuriant fancy of old point lace. That was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist...by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their developement, at a time of life when they are most acute. She had nothing to distract her mind. Her...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1825 - 292 pages
...luxuriant fancy of old point lace. That was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist she was—muslin and net were her canvas. She had no French either,...by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their developement, at a time of life when they are most acute. She had nothing to distract her mind. Her...
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Arliss's Literary collections

John Arliss - 1825 - 358 pages
...artist she was. Muslin and net were her canvas. She had no French either, not a word; no Italian; hut then her English was racy, unhackneyed, proper to...degree that only original thinking could give. She hud not much reading except of the Bihle, and Shakspeare, and Richardson's Novels, in which she was...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1828
...lace. That was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist she was—muslin and net were her canvass. She had no French either, not a word; no Italian;...by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their developement, at a time of life when they are most acute. She had nothing to distract her mind. Her...
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Bower of Taste, Volume 1

Katherine Augusta Ware - American periodicals - 1828
...canvas. She had no French either, not a word; no Italian; but then her English was racy, unhacknyed, proper to the thought, to a degree that only original...could give. She had not much reading, except of the Bihle and Shakspeare, and Richardson's novels, in which she was learned; but then her powers of observation...
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The Every Day Book for Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...Gothic architecture, or of that which so much resembles it, the luxuriant fancy of old point lace. That was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist...by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their devclopement, at a time of life when they are most acute. She had nothing to distract her mind. Her...
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The Every Day Book for Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...accomplishment, and a rare artist she was — muslin and net were her canvas. She had no French eitlier, not a word ; no Italian ; but then her English was...by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their developement, at a time of life when they are most acute. She had nothing to distract her mind. Her...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Children's literature - 1834 - 415 pages
...Gothic architecture, or of that which so much resembles it, the luxuriant fancy of old point lace. That was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist...and Richardson's novels, in which she was learned ; hut then her powers of observation were sharpened and quickened, in a very unusual degree, by the...
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Leisure Hours

1835 - 340 pages
...lace. That was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist she was — muslin and net were her canvass. She had no French either, not a word ; no Italian...then her powers of observation were sharpened and quicftened, in a very unusual degree, by the leisure and opportunity afforded for their developement,...
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The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse ...

Mary Russell Mitford - 1841 - 666 pages
...was her only accomplishment, and a rare artist she was — muslin and net were her canvass. She bad no French either, not a word ; no Italian ; but then...give. : She had not much reading, except of the Bible I and Shakspeare, and Richardson's novels, in which she was learned ; but then her powers of observation...
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