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" Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail, " Though stiff with hoops and armed with ribs of whale ! "
Traditions of Edinburgh - Page 57
by Robert Chambers - 1825
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...of Shock." " To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust ih' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops and arm'd with ribs of whale Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference...
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The rape of the lock,: an heroi-comical poem,

Alexander Pope - 1798 - 79 pages
...of Shock. ' To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust th' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops and arm'd with ribs of whale; Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. To which is prefixed the life of the ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...of Shock. ' To fifty chosen Sylphs, of special note, We trust th' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that sevenfold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops, and arm'd with ribs of whale. Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

English poetry - 1809
...of Shock. 4 To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust the' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops, and arm'11 with ribs of whale; Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...guard of Shock. To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust th' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail. Though stiff with hoops and arm'd with ribs of whale; Form a strong line about the silver bound, 121 And guard the wide circumference...
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The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 20

English poetry - 1819
...of Shock. ' To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust the' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that sevenfold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops,and arm'd with ribs of whale; Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1890 - 550 pages
...of Shock. " To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust th' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that seven-fold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops, and armed with ribs of whale; From a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference around. " Whatever spirit,...
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The Trial at Large of Her Majesty, Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of Great ...

1821 - 719 pages
...population ? (Laughter.) Formerly it had been said that a hooped and whale-boned petticoat was insufficient. 'Oft have we known that sevenfold fence to fail, '...Though stiff with hoops and armed with ribs of whale.* This too frequently - Gave way and bent beneath a fierce embrace.' And was it credible that the queen's...
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Report of the Proceedings Before the House of Lords, on a Bill of ..., Volume 3

Queen Caroline (consort of George IV, King of Great Britain), Joseph Nightingale - 1821
...population? Formerly it had been said that a hooped and whale-boned petticoat was insufficient. " Oft hare we known that sevenfold fence to fail, " Though stiff with hoops and armed with ribs of whale." This too frequently " Gave way and bent beneath a fierce embrace." And was it credible that the Queen's...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - English poetry - 1822
...of Shock. ' To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust the' important charge, the petticoat: Oft have we known that sevenfold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops, and arm'd with ribs of whale: Form a strong line about the silver bound, And guard the wide circumference...
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