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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Loveliness
 
  There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.
J. Petit-Senn.    
  1
  A lovely lady, garmented in light.
Shelley.    
  2
  Few have borne unconsciously the spell of loveliness.
Whittier.    
  3
  The perfection of outward loveliness is the soul shining through its crystalline covering.
Jane Porter.    
  4
  ’Tis not a lip or eye we beauty call, but the joint force and full result of all.
Pope.    
  5
  Her gentle limbs did she undress, and lay down in her loveliness.
Coleridge.    
  6
  Loveliness needs not the foreign aid of ornament, but is, when unadorned, adorned the most.
Thomson.    
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  A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases! it will never pass into nothingness.
Keats.    
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  Thus was beauty sent from heaven—the lovely mistress of truth and good in this dark world.
Akenside.    
  9
  A good woman is the loveliest flower that blooms under heaven; and we look with love and wonder upon its silent grace, its pure fragrance, its delicate bloom of beauty.
Thackeray.    
  10
  A beautiful envelope for mortality, presenting a glittering and polished exterior, the appearance of which gives no certain indication of the real value of what is contained therein.
Mrs. Balfour.    
  11
  What makes woman lovely? Virtue, faith, and gentleness in suffering, an endurance through scorn or trial; then has it the stamp celestial, and is admitted to sisterhood with angels.
John Brent.    
  12
  Women are the poetry of the world in the same sense as the stars are the poetry of heaven. Clear, light-giving, harmonious, they are the terrestrial planets that rule the destinies of mankind.
Hargrave.    
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