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" 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... "
Marmion - Page 324
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1821
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The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton, Volume 3

Thomas Hamilton - 1827 - 260 pages
...universal man has acknowledged them to be true, are the exquisite lines of our mighty minstrel. Oh 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 ! My recovery...
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Lectures on the tactics of cavalry: and Elements of manœuvre for a cavalry ...

Friedrich Wilhelm graf von Bismark - 1827 - 538 pages
...mutable goddess (1). (C) Petty warfare. The strategical object of war is the defeat of the enemy*. (1) " Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade, By the light quivering aspen made." Such is fortune, without even possessing the redeeming quality which the poet allows to the lady "...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: Complete in One Volume

Walter Scott - 1827 - 678 pages
...the spring, To s hike my dying thirst! — XXX. O, Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, aud hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspea made, — When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! — Scarce were the...
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The Adventures of a King's Page, Volume 2

Charles White - 1829 - 238 pages
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 5

1829 - 760 pages
...for tliis, and females seem both formed and inclined by nature to yield it. ' O woman ! in our liours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made ; AVhen pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou !' '"• Unwilling, and indeed, unable...
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The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton, Volume 3

Thomas Hamilton - 1829 - 378 pages
...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 tliou ! My recovery was slow, for the stamina of my constitution, originally firm, had at length given...
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The Family Monitor, Or, A Help to Domestic Happiness

John Angell James - 1830 - 236 pages
...required. Sickness may call for this, and females seem both formed and inclined by nature to yield it. " Oh woman, in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard...and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou !" Unwilling, and, indeed, unable to subscribe to the former part of this description, I do most readily...
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Marmion: A Poem in Six Cantos

Walter Scott - 1830 - 332 pages
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 16

1830 - 550 pages
...admirable and frequently quoted lines of Walter Scott so truly applicable :— " ' Oh ! Woman, in onr hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering аяреп made : — When care and anguish wring the brow A MINISTERING ANGEL THOU!1 * BUCKINGHAM...
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Travels in the Equatorial Regions of South America, in 1832

Adrian Russell Terry - 1834 - 306 pages
...to the support and protection of whom, she devoted herself and the whole of her moderate fortune. "' O woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain coy and...anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou." The Roman Catholic religion is of course the religion of Colombia, but foreigners are not molested...
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