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" Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light: But, oh ! she dances such a way— No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight. "
Gaslight and Daylight: With Some London Scenes They Shine Upon - Page 365
by George Augustus Sala - 1859 - 403 pages
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...to say truth, for out it must, It look'd like the great collar (just) About our young colt's neck. Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light : But oh ! she dances such a way — No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 104

1856
...and (barring nudity and immobility) they might have realised the tempting vision of Suckling : — ' Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light.* * The Dream, and other Poems. By the Honourable Mrs. Norton. p. 180. The illustrated edition of ' Italy...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...And to say truth, for out it must, It look'd like the great collar, just, About our young cok's neck. Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light : But oh ! she dances such a way- — No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a...
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Select Poems from the Hesperides: Or, Works Both Human and Divine

Robert Herrick - English poetry - 1810 - 253 pages
...rather prior to Herrick, being born twenty-two years before him, and dying at an early period of life : Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light : &c. SIR ]. SUCKLING'S Balladon a Wedding, CLXV. UPON HIS GREY HAIRS. ' me not, though...
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Peter's letters to his kinsfolk, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1819
...recollect and profit by the exquisite description of the Bride, in Sir John Suckling's poem of the Wedding ; " Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light." As for those, who, with bad shapes, make an useless display of their legs, I must...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers: Delivered at the Surry Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1819 - 343 pages
...to say truth (for out it must) It look'd like the great collar (just) About our young colt's neck. Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light : But oh ! she dances such a way ! No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine a sight....
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 9

English literature - 1824
...to say truth (for out it must) It look'd like the great collar (just) About our young colt's neck. Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light : But oh ! she dances such a way! No sun upon the Easter-day Is half so fine a sight....
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The Album, Volume 3

Great Britain - 1823
...mistress, I leave the consideration of the following lines, and defy him to be of the other side : — • Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out As if they feared the light : But oh, she dances such a way, No sun upon an Easter day Is half MI fine a sight. SIR JOHN SUCKLING....
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...to say truth (for out it must) It look'd like the great collar (just) About our young colt's neck. itt fear' d the light: But oh 1 she dances such a way ! No sun upon an Easter Day, Is half so fine a sight....
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 9

Books - 1824
...to say truth (for out it must) It look'd like the great collar (just) About our young colt's neck. Her feet beneath her petticoat, Like little mice, stole in and out, As if they fear'd the light : But oh ! she dances such a way! No sun upon the Easter-day Is half so fine a sight....
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