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C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.

Toasts (To Woman)

The ladies—God bless ’em.

The Ladies: With assiduity we court their smiles; with sorrow we receive their frowns; but smiling or frowning, we love them.

The Ladies: We admire them for their beauty, respect them for their intelligence, adore them for their virtue, and love them because we can’t help it.

The fair daughters of Columbia: May they add virtue to beauty, subtract envy from friendship, multiply amiable accomplishments by sweetness of temper, divide time by sociality and economy, and reduce scandal to its lowest denomination by a modest Christian deportment.

  • To America’s daughters—Let all fill their glasses,
  • Whose beauty and virtue the whole world surpasses;
  • May blessings attend them, go whereever they will,
  • And foul fall the man who e’er offers them ill.