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" When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray ; What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring... "
Poetical Works - Page 62
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
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The Waste Land and Other Poems

Thomas Stearns Eliot - Poetry - 2003 - 108 pages
...(Homer, Odyssey, XI). 24. When . . . folly: the song in Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield (1766): "When lovely woman stoops to folly, / And finds too late...to her lover / And wring his bosom — is to die." 25. This music . . .: see lines 48, 125. 26. Strand: a street running east and west, parallel to the...
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A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality

David J. Fekete - Family & Relationships - 2003 - 306 pages
...false lover. She sings a song, one evening, about false love from which Eliot borrows a line: When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that...repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.448 Moved by her own experience, Olivia falters in her singing. The contrast can hardly be more...
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La terra desolata

Thomas Stearns Eliot - Poetry - 2003 - 184 pages
...alternativa alla 253. Nel romanzo di Goldsmith, cosė canta Olivia nel luogo in cui era stata sedotta: When lovely woman stoops to folly And finds too late that...her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away? 257. Eliot rinvia ai suoi vv. 191-192. Cfr. nostra nota ad locuni. 279. Leicester era il Conte favorito...
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Civil Wars: American Novelists and Manners, 1880-1940

Susan Goodman, Susan E. Goodman - History - 2003 - 198 pages
...unrepentant heroine of a seduced-andabandoned story. The novel's epigraph comes from Oliver Goldsmith: "When lovely woman stoops to folly, / And finds too late...her melancholy? / What art can wash her guilt away?" For Glasgow, the answer to Goldsmith's question is simple: time. In Aunt Agatha's day, the "unwritten...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - Law - 2003 - 281 pages
...he mean? Does he mean to say he has ever met with any one of these lines before? 3 [UNTTTLED] When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not if I could be gay. 4 [UNTITLED] There's a beauty for...
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Emma

Jane Austen - Fiction - 2004 - 456 pages
...of Wakefield, vol. II, ch. V. The lines are from a song sung by the Vicar's daughter, Olivia: 'When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that...to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.' Possibly a reference to Mrs. Weston's advancing pregnancy and to the need for clothing that could be...
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The Odyssey of Mary B: A True Tale

John Durand - Fiction - 2005 - 499 pages
...little piece by Goldsmith. He had it by heart now, and tried it quietly to himself for pleasure: When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What charm can sooth her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her...
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The Humpback of Lodz

Lowell B. Komie - Chicago (Ill.) - 2004 - 377 pages
...am not. Men betray women with their assurances. 1 know poem by English poet Oliver Goldsmith. 'When lovely woman stoops to folly and finds too late that men betray.'" "Do you really think I am betraying you?" "I will make some tea." She went to the kitchen and he followed....
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

T. S. Eliot - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 270 pages
...it will please your old father." She complied in a manner so exquisitely pathetic as moved me. When Lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What charm can sooth her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Social Science - 2006 - 240 pages
..."I am ready, my dear Lucy, to give you satisfaction — if you think there is any in marriage." When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that...repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, is— to die. OLIVER GOLDSMITH Wakefield—died to wring a lover's bosom. In any case, TS Eliot has given us a fair-enough...
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