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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Woman
 
Divination seems heightened to its highest power in woman.
        A. Bronson Alcott.—Concord Days: August. Woman.
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O loving woman, man’s fulfillment sweet,
Completing him not otherwise complete!
How void and useless the sad remnant left
Were he of her, his nobler part, bereft.
        Abraham Coles.—The Microcosm: Woman.
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She walked in flowers around my field
As June herself around the sphere.
        Emerson.—Poems: Life.
  3
Such another peerless queen
Only could her mirror show.
        Emerson.—Poems: Life.
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The brain-women never interest us like the heart-women; white roses please less than red.
        Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. VI.
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The wisest woman you talk with is ignorant of something that you know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
        Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. VI.
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Earth’s noblest thing, a woman perfected.
        Lowell.—Irene.
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Men can be great when great occasions call;
In little duties women find their spheres,
The narrow cares that cluster round the hearth.
        Stoddard.—Florence Nightingale.
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That beautiful and stately lady whom to remember is to wonder that so much loveliness and worth could take a mortal shape.
        William Winter.—English Rambles, Part II. Chap. I.
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