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Title: Woman As She Should Be or, Agnes Wiltshire Author: Mary E.
Herbert Release Date: June 4, 2005 [EBook #15982] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WOMAN AS SHE SHOULD BE *** Produced by Early Canadiana Online, Robert Cicconetti, Janet Blenkinship and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net WOMAN AS SHE SHOULD BE; OR, AGNES WILTSHIRE. BY MARY E.
HERBERT, AUTHOR OF -OLIAN HARP,- -SCENES IN THE LIFE OF A HALIFAX BELLE,- &c. I saw her on a nearer view, A Spirit, yet a Woman, too; Her household motions light and free,-And steps of virgin liberty; A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good, For human nature’s daily food, For transient pleasures, artless wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles. --WORDSWORTH. HALIFAX, N.S.: PUBLISHED BY MARY E.
HERBERT. 1861. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: MILES & DILLINGHAM. Mon Apr 03 02:02:16 2017 2 Printers and Stereotypers CHAPTER I. The Sabbath day was drawing to a close, as Agnes Wiltshire sat at her chamber window, absorbed in deep and painful thought.
The last rays of the sun lighted up the garden overlooked by the casement,--if garden it could be called,--a spot that had once been most beautiful, when young and fair hands plucked the noxious weed, and took delight in nursing into fairest life, flowers, whose loveliness might well have vied with any; but, long since, those hands had mouldered into dust, and the spot lay neglected; yet, in spite of neglect, beautiful still.
There was no enclosure to mark it from the fields beyond, ...





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