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" ... like a young Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a ladder, with one foot on the roof of a house, flinging down the grapes that no one... "
The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse, Viz. Our Village ... - Page 30
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1846 - 672 pages
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...bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Nai ad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a ladder,...house, flinging down the grapes that no one else had necvo enough to reach, laughing and gam landed and crowned with vine^eavesj like a Bacchante. But the...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1824
...skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her pn the topmost round of a ladder, with one foot on the...flinging down the grapes that no one else had nerve enottgh to reach, laughing, and garlanded, and crowned with vine-leaves, like a Bacchante. But the...
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John Arliss - 1825 - 358 pages
...caught up just a little ahove the ancle, like a young Diana, and a hounding, skimming, enjoying, mution, as if native to the element, which might have hecome...circumstances under which I ever saw her, was driving a dunkey cart up a hill one sunny windy day, in September. It was a gay party of young: women, some walking,...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1825
...Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a...to reach, laughing, and garlanded, and crowned with vine-leaves, like a Bacchante. But the prettiest combination of circumstances under which I ever saw...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1828
...Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a...with vine leaves, like a Bacchante. But the prettiest combination of circumstances under which I ever saw her, was driving a donkey cart up a hill one sunny...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1828
...Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a...ladder, with one foot on the roof of a house, flinging dowa the grapes that no one else had nerve enough to reach, laughing, and garlanded, and crowned with...
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Bower of Taste, Volume 1

Katherine Augusta Ware - American periodicals - 1828
...motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmast round of a ladder, with one foot on the roof of a house, flinging down the grapes that no one elie had nerve enough о reach, laughing, and garlanded, and crowned with vine-leaves, like a Bacchante....
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The Young Lady's Own Book: A Manual of Intellectual Improvement and Moral ...

Conduct of life - 1832 - 361 pages
...Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element, which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a...with vine leaves, like a Bacchante. But the prettiest combination of circumstances under which I ever saw her, was driving a donkey cart up a hill one sunny...
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The Every Day Book for Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a...to reach, laughing and garlanded, and crowned with vine-leaves, like a Bacchante. But the prettiest combination of circumstances under which I ever saw...
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The Every Day Book for Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...Diana, and a bounding, skimming, enjoying motion, as if native to the element which might have become a Naiad. I have seen her on the topmost round of a...to reach, laughing and garlanded, and crowned with vine-leaves, like a Bacchante. But the prettiest combination of circumstances under which I ever saw...
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