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" twould a Saint provoke, (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke) No, let a charming Chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — «<• And— Betty— give this... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 102
by Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...bring the jowl." The frugal crone, whom praying priests attend, Still strives to save the hallow'd * "Odious! in woollen! 'twould a saint provoke," (Were the lost words that poor Narcissa spoke,) " No,...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 850 pages
...end, Collects her breath, as ebbing life retires, 240 For one puff more, and in that puff expires. 'Odious! in woollen! 'twould a Saint provoke, (Were...words that poor Narcissa spoke) No, let a charming Chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face: 245 One would not, sure,...
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The Parish Chest: A Study of the Records of Parochial Administration in England

William Edward Tate - History - 1969 - 369 pages
...legislation. Pope's Narcissa (Nance Oldfield) objected very emphatically to the idea of burial in woollen :31 Odious ! in woollen ! 'twould a Saint provoke (Were...words that poor Narcissa spoke) No, let a charming Chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 20; Volume 67

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1899
...the last by her friend, an ex-actress, Mrs. Saunders, the Betty of Pope's somewhat spiteful lines : ' Odious, in woollen 'twould a saint provoke, (Were...words that poor Narcissa spoke,) No ; let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs and shade my lifeless face. One would not, sure, be frightful...
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The Venture: An Annual of Art and Literature

1903
...Here is a part of the passage in which he illustrates the persistence of a ruling passion : "Odious I in woollen! 'twould a saint provoke," (Were the last...words that poor Narcissa spoke) "No, let a charming chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful...
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The Wiltshire Archæological and Natural History Magazine

Edward Hungerford Goddard - Natural history - 1894
...the ruling passion strong in death, thus refers to the custom : — " Odious ! in woollen ! 'tvrould a saint provoke, Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke : No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful...
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The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 526 pages
...(1733), Alexander Pope recalls the concern of a dying actress for the clothes she is to be buried in: "Odious! in woollen! 'twould a Saint provoke," (Were...words that poor Narcissa spoke) "No, let a charming Chintz and Brussels lace "Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face: "One would not, sure, be...
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Much Ado about Nothing

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Deuill 40. hett.\ QFf, Rowe, + , Cap. Mai. hell, — Theob. hell? Han. et cet. immortalised by Pope : ' "Odious ! in woollen ! 'twould a Saint provoke !" Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke,' etc. — ED.] 38. not for him] LADY MARTIN (p. 306) : Who does not see what a pleasant person Beatrice...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Volume 3

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...NARCISSA 90 NATHOS Brussels lace when she was "laid out." (See NANCY.) " Odious ! In woolen T 'T would a saint provoke !" "Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke. " No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs and shade my lifeless face ; One would not, sure, be frightful...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Social Science - 2006 - 240 pages
...the mean opinion they have of themselves; in women, from the contrary." "Odious! in woollen! 't would a saint provoke" ( Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke); "No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my Itfeless face; One would not, sure, be frightful...
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