The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delaney, Rev. from Lady Llanover's Edition

Roberts Brothers, 1879

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Página 21 - I was married with great pomp. Never was woe drest out in gayer colours, and when I was led to the altar, I wished from my soul I had been led, as Iphigenia was, to be sacrificed. I was sacrificed. I lost, not life indeed, but I lost all that makes life desirable—-joy and peace of mind...
Página 215 - I'll charm thee thus again. O come, thou Goddess of my rural song, And bring thy daughter, calm Content, along ! Dame of the ruddy cheek and laughing eye, From whose bright presence clouds of sorrow fly: For her I mow my walks, I plat my bowers.

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