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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 Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...with argument and intellects too. The Vicar of Wakefield ch. 7 (1766) See Samuel Johnson 106 6 When will still be business enough. "Notes for a Law Lecture,"...has toiled and dragged a crumb to his nest, will fu Vicar of Wakefield ch. 29 (1766) See TS Eliot 54 7 1ll fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

Elizabeth Kantor - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 278 pages
...horns and motors, which shall bring / Sweeney to Mrs. Porter in the spring."8 Oliver Goldsmith's When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that...her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away? becomes When lovely woman stoops to folly and Paces about her room again, alone, She smoothes her hair...
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The Book of English Songs

Charles Mackay - Ballads, English - 1851 - 312 pages
...were produced between 1730 and 1746. WHEN LOVELY WOMAN. OLIVER GOLDSMITH, born 1731, died 1774. WHEN lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that...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,...
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T S Eliot, The Waste Land and Prufrock

C J Ackerley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 97 pages
...she returns to the honeysuckle bank where first she met her lover, and sings a melancholy air: When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What charm can sooth her melancholy, What art can was her guilt away? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her...
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Factory Lives: Four Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiographies

James R. Simmons, Jr - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 498 pages
...moment I accepted him as my friend and protector, but, to use the words of a departed poet — 'When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What can sooth [e] her melancholy, What can wash her guilt away? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide...
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The Decline of Sentiment: American Film in the 1920s

Lea Jacobs - History - 2008 - 358 pages
...And finds too late that men hetray, What charm can soothe her melancholy? What art can wash her tears away? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from ev'ry eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom is — to die. and Eliot's witty deflation...
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Feminist Time Against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-state in ...

Victoria Hesford, Lisa Diedrich - Philosophy - 2008 - 210 pages
...poets is engraved as a memory. In a poem, Goldsmith warns a "foolish" woman that, "The only art . . . / To give repentance to her lover, / And wring his bosom is — to die."24 Alvarez writes that she almost quotes his poem to her headstrong cousin, but thinks better...
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