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" In courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, Where most may wonder at the workmanship. It is for homely features to keep home; They had their name thence: coarse complexions And cheeks of sorry grain will serve to ply The sampler, and to tease the huswife's... "
Comus, a Mask - Page 29
by John Milton - 1797 - 66 pages
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added, Samson ...

John Milton - Epic poetry, English - 1759 - 390 pages
...be fhown 755 In courts, in feafts, and high folemnities, Where moft may wonder at the workmanfhip; It is for homely features to keep home, They had their name thence; coarfe complexions And cheeks of forry grain will ferve to ply 760 The fampler, and to teafe the hufwife's...
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Bell's British Theatre,: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ...

English drama - 1777
...muft be fliown In courts, at feafts, and high folemnities, Where moft may wonder at the workmanflrp. It is for homely features to keep home, They had their name thence : Coarfe complexion*, And cheeks of forry grain, will ferve to ply The iampler, and to teaze the bolifewife's...
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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...be mown 745 In courts, in feafts, and high folemnities, Where moft may wonder at the workmanfhip ; It is for homely features to keep home, They had their name thence ; coarfe complexions And cheeks of forry grain will ferve to ply 750 The fampler, and to teafe the...
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Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays

John Bell - English drama - 1780
...ihown *' In courts, at feails, and high folemnities, " Where moft may wonder at the workmanihip. " It is for homely features to keep home ; " They had their name thence. Coarfe с<мпр1схюп . " And cheeks of forry grain will ferve to ply " The fampler and to tcafe...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...withers on the stalk with languish'd head. Beauty is Nature's brag, and must be shown 745 In courts, in feasts, and high solemnities, Where most may wonder...complexions And cheeks of sorry grain will serve to ply 750 The sampler, and to tease the huswife's wool. What need a vermeil-tinftur'd lip for that, Love-darting...
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Twelfth night. Winter's tale

William Shakespeare - 1788
...his fatal guile f Gav.e proof unheeded. . . .., '••••• ^ .,far,Los.tt P. IV- 1-347-coarse complexions, " And cheeks of sorry grain will serve to ply "The sampler, -and to leaze the housewife's wool." Comus, 1. 749. HENLEY. lojl. Advocate's the court-word for a pheasant...
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Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1788
...ACT I. Une 2 . ft* 0 ME-KEEPJNG ymith have ever homely . wits:] Milton has the same play on words: " It is for homely features to keep home, ." They had their name thence." STEEVENS. 8. shapeless idleness.] The expression is fine, as implying tiiat idleness prevents the giving...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790
...be fhown 743 In courts, in feafts, and high folemnities, ^ here moft may wonder at the workmanfhip ; It is for homely features to keep home, They had their name thence; coarfe complexions And cheeks of forry grain will ferve to ply 750 The lampler, and to teafe the hufwife's...
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British Theatre, Volume 11

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...of itself : " If you let slip time, like a neglecled rose, " It withers on the stalk with languish'd head. " Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown...the workmanship. " It is for homely features to keep koine, " They had their name thence : Coarse complexions, " And cheeks of sorry grain, will serve to...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin, with Translations ...

John Milton - 1791 - 608 pages
...mew. A rofy-tinftur'd feature is heauen's gold Which all men joy to touch, and to behold, &c. Here It is for homely features to keep home, They had their name thence ; coarfe complexions. And cheeks of forry grain, will ferve to ply The fampler, and to teafe the hufwife's...
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