Quotation by Thomas Hardy

—'I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown,
And a delicate face, and could strut about Town!'—
'My dear—a raw country girl, such as you be,
Cannot quite expect that. You ain't ruined,' said she.
Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British novelist, poet. The Ruined Maid (l. 21–24). . .

The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.
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