The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures
J. Murphy, 1848 - 326 pages
These lectures to the women of Baltimore reveal the social behavior expected of ladies throughout the second half of the 19th century.
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Page 26 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand — his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his droop'd head sinks gradually low — And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him — he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won.
Page 235 - To hear the lark begin his flight And singing startle the dull night From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise...
Page 246 - The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever. "The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Page 244 - Is born beneath that kindling eye; Where'er we turn, thy glories shine, And all things fair and bright are thine.
Page 227 - And there lay the rider, distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail...
Page 44 - And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony ; That Orpheus...
Page 230 - ... mustering squadron, and the clattering car Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war; And the deep thunder peal on peal afar; And near, the beat of the alarming drum Roused up the soldier ere the morning star; While thronged the citizens with terror dumb, Or whispering with white lips, "The foe ! They come ! They come...
Page 219 - By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song ; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.