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" Needle-work, good old court needle-work, is the thing. —It exercifes fancy, fixes attention, and by perfeverance and excellence in it, habituates the mind to patient application, and to thofe peaceful and ftill-life pleafures, which form the chief enjoyment... "
Letters from the Mountains: Being the Real Correspondence of a Lady, Between ... - Page 289
by Anne MacVicar Grant - 1806
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Letters ... between 1773 and 1807, Volume 2

Anne Grant - 1807
...art fupply the defects of nature; but I would not wafte time and money in fwimming againil the dream, were it but to prevent the painful hypocrify of thofe...was impatient to fend your protegee from her former abode, which is become gay and fafiiionable, in as great excefs as this is retired and ruilicated....
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My heart's in the Highlands, by the author of 'The nut-brown maids'.

Henrietta Keddie - 1861 - 434 pages
...needlework, listen to one of its old devotees. ' It exercises fancy, fixes attention, and by perseverance and excellence in it habituates the mind to patient application, and to those peaceful and still life pleasures which form the chief enjoyment of every truly amiable woman.'...
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The Literary Women of England: Including a Biographical Epitome of All the ...

Jane Williams - Authors - 1861 - 564 pages
...good, old, court needlework, is the thing ' It exercises fancy, fixes attention, and, by perseverance and excellence in it. habituates the mind to patient application, and to those peaceful and still-life pleasures which form the chief enjoyment of every truly amiable woman.''...
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