Extraordinary Women: Their Girlhood and Early Life

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Maid of Orleans -- Mrs. Fry -- Empress Josephine -- Madame Roland -- Christina, Queen of Sweden -- Elizabeth Woodville -- Mrs. Hutchinson -- Queen Elizabeth -- Madame de Sevigne -- Isabella of Castile -- Anne Boleyn -- Lady Jane Grey -- Mary Queen of Scots -- Lady Mary Wortley Montague -- Marie-Antoinette -- Mrs. Siddons -- Madame de Stael-Holstein -- Charlotte Corday -- Madame Recamier -- Margaret Fuller -- Lady Hester Stanhope -- Madame de Genlis -- Catherine II, Empress of Russia -- Mrs. Opie -- Maria-Theresa.

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Page 124 - I am with him. And when I am called from him, I fall on weeping, because whatsoever I do else but learning is full of grief, trouble, fear, and whole misliking unto me...
Page 123 - I wist all their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato. Alas ! good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
Page 123 - Duchess, with all the household, gentlemen and gentlewomen, were hunting in the park. I found her in her chamber reading...
Page 124 - God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea, presently, sometimes with pinches, nips, and bobs, and other ways, which I will not name for the honour I bear them, so without measure misordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr.
Page 123 - Her parents, the Duke and Duchess, with all the household, gentlemen and gentlewomen, were hunting in the park : I found her...
Page 267 - With unexpected legions bursts away, And sees defenceless realms receive his sway; Short sway! fair Austria spreads her mournful charms, The queen, the beauty, sets the world in arms...
Page 124 - and tell you a truth, which perchance you will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me, is, that he sent me so sharp and severe parents, and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...
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Page 123 - And one example, whether love or fear doth work more in a child for virtue and learning, I will gladly report; which may be heard with some pleasure and followed with more profit.

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