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" Seek to be good, but aim not to be great: A woman's noblest station is retreat; Her fairest virtues fly from public sight, Domestic worth, that shuns too strong a light. "
A Collection of Poems: In Four Volumes - Page 45
edited by - 1755
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 3

Early English newspapers - 1733
...Til Ugiinefs, in its mod frightful Form. Fiercelf it flands, defying God's and Men, As fii'iy Monders guard a Giant's Den. Seek to be good, but aim not to be great, A Woman's nobleft Station is Retreat; Her faireft Virtues fly from publick Sight, Domelfick Worth, that fliuns too great...
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The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, Volume 2

English essays - 1733
..."Tisuglincfi, initsmoft frightful form. Fiercely it (lands, defying gods and men, As fiery monlters guard a giant's den. Seek to be good, but aim not to be great, A woman's nobleft fution is retreat j Her faircit virtues liy from publick fight, Domeftick worth, that minis too great...
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London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer..., Volume 40

English periodicals - 1771
...íuítain ¿ Of thofc who c.'aitn it, mare than half have none, And hulf of thoie who bavr it are undone. Seek to be good but aim not to be great, A woman's nobkit nation is retreat ; Her faircft. virtues fly from public fight, Domcftic worth, which fhuns...
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A Collection of Poems ...

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1758
...Without all beauty, and all peace within : The honour of a prude is rage and ftorm, 'Tis uglinefs in its moft frightful form : Fiercely it ftands defying gods and men, As fiery monflcrs guard a giant's den. Seek to be good, but aim not to be great : A woman's nobleft ftation...
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The Polite Miscellany: Containing Variety of Food for the Mind; Being an ...

Anecdotes - 1764 - 370 pages
...frighful Form ; Fiercely it flands, defying gods and men, As fiery Monftcrs guard a Giant's DenSeek to be good, but aim not to be great, A woman's nobleft...ftation — is retreat; Her faireft virtues fly from public fight, Dome (tic worth, that fhuns too ftrong a lightTo rougher .Man ambition's taik refign;...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes, Volume 2

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1765
...beauty, and all peace within : The honour of a prude is rage and ftorm, *Tis uglinefs in its rnoft frightful form : Fiercely it ftands defying gods and...ftation is Retreat ; Her faireft virtues fly from public fight, Domeftic worth, that fhuns too ftrong a light, To To rougher man Ambition's taflc refign...
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A Collection of Poems, Volume 2

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1766
...Without, all beauty, and all peace within : The honour of a prude is rage and ftorm, Tis uglinefs in its moft frightful form : Fiercely it ftands defying gods and men, As fiery monfteri guard a giant's den. Seek to be good, but aim not to be great : A woman's nobleft ftation...
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Poems for Young Ladies: In Three Parts : Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining ...

English poetry - 1770 - 248 pages
...in its moft frightful form : I 2 Fiercely Fiercely it ftands defying gods and men. As fiery monftors guard a giant's den. Seek to be good, but aim not...ftation is retreat ; Her faireft virtues fly from public fight, Domcflic worth, that fhuns too ftrong a light. To rougher man ambition's talk refign...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 95-96

John Bell - English poetry - 1782
...form.; Fiercely it stands<defying gods and men, / .• • As fiery monsters guard a giant's den. to Seek to be. good, but aim not to be great; A woman's noblest station is retreat ; Her fairest virtues fly from publick sight, . i Domestick worth, that...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes, Volume 2

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1782
...The honour of a prude is rage and ftorm, 'Tis uglinefs in its moft frightful form : Fiercely it Hands defying gods and men* As fiery monfters guard a giant's...nobleft ftation is Retreat; Her faireft virtues fly from public fight, Domeftic worth, that fhuns too ftrong a light* To rougher man Ambition's tafk refign...
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