Nor did womanOh woman! whose form and whose soul Are the spell and the light of each path we pursue; Whether sunnd in the tropics or chilld at the pole, If woman be there, there is happiness too. Tom Moore.On leaving Philadelphia, Vol. II. Verse 5.
Ill shew you a sight that youll fancy uncommon, Wit, beauty, and goodness, all met in a woman; A heart to no folly or mischief inclind, A body all grace, and all sweetness a mind. Ed. Moore.Envy and Fortune.
O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! Scott.Marmion, Canto VI. Stanza 30.
Were you, ye fair, but cautious whom ye trust, Did you but think how seldom fools are just, So many of your sex would not in vain, Of broken vows, and faithless men complain. Rowe.The Fair Penitent, Act II. Scene 1.
Thou shall not depart with impunity, nor shalt thou return to Caneus; and by experience shalt thou learn what one slighted, What on in love, what a woman, can do. Rileys Ovid, Meta. Book XIV. Page 497.
Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a womans will? For if she will, she will, you may depend ont, And if she wont, she wont, and theres an end ont. Anonymous.3 Notes and Queries, 285, said to be on a Pillar in the Dungeon Field, Canterbury.
A woman movd is like a fountain troubled, Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty; And, while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Will deign to sip, or touch one drop of it. Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Even such a woman oweth to her husband. Shakespeare.Taming of the Shrew, Act V. Scene 2. (Kate telling the Women their duty to their Husbands.)
A woman, that is like a German clock, Still a repairing; ever out of frame; And never going aright, being a watch, But being watchd that it may still go right! Shakespeare.Loves Labours Lost, Act III. Scene 1. (Birons soliloquy on Love.)
Let a man who wants to find abundance of employment, procure a woman and a ship; for no two things do produce more trouble if you begin to equip them; neither are these two things ever equipped enough, nor is the largest amount of equipment sufficient for them. Plautus.Penulus, Act I. Scene 2.