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" And which of us has not found that the strongest, the healthiest, and most flourishing acquirement has arisen from pleasure or accident, has been in a manner selfsown, like an oak of the forest ? — Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt,... "
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1824
...— Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the...attitudes, and the exquisite symmetry of her form, would have rendered her an invaluable study for a painter. Her daily doings would have formed a series of...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1825
...— Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow! But her great personal beauty, the charm,...above all, her evident innocence of heart, were bribes of indulgence which no one could withstand. I never heard her blamed by any human being. The perfect...
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Bower of Taste, Volume 1

Katherine Augusta Ware - American periodicals - 1828
...— Oh she was a sad romp; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow! But her great personal beauty, the charm,...attitudes, and the exquisite symmetry of her form, would have rendered her an invaluable study for a painter. Her daily doings would have formed a series of...
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The Young Lady's Own Book: A Manual of Intellectual Improvement and Moral ...

Conduct of life - 1832 - 361 pages
...forest ? Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the...above all, her evident innocence of heart, were bribes of indulgence which no one could withstand. I never heard her blamed by any human being. The perfect...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...— Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the...attitudes, and the exquisite symmetry of her form, •would have rendered her an invaluable study for a painter. Her daily doings would have formed a series of...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Children's literature - 1834 - 415 pages
...— Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the...attitudes, and the exquisite symmetry of her form, •would have rendered her an invaluable study for a painter. Her daily doings would have formed a series of...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...— Oh she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the...lightness of her movements, and above all, her evident COUSIN MARY. 29 innocence of heart, were bribes to indulgence which no one could withstand. I never...
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The Magnolia, Or, Literary Tablet, Volume 1

Aesthetics - 1834
...skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her jretit personal beauty, the charm, grace, and lightness of her movements, and above all, her evident ii.nocence of hcurt, were bribes of indulgence which no one could withstand. I never heard Titr lUnjtd...
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Leisure Hours

1835 - 340 pages
...— O, she was a sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ; but her great personal beauty, the...attitudes, and the exquisite symmetry of her form, would have rendered her an invaluable study for a painter. Her daily doings would have formed a series of...
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The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse ...

Mary Russell Mitford - 1841 - 666 pages
...? Oh she was a, sad romp ; as skittish as a wild colt, as uncertain as a butterfly, as uncatchable as a swallow ! But her great personal beauty, the...above all, her evident innocence of heart, were bribes of indulgence which no one could withstand. I j never heard her blamed by any human being, j The perfect...
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