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Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge ...
In Woolstonecraft's page, BRIDGET
BEARWELL was skill'd
The frowsy sponge boats keep coming in
with the obliging air of retrievers,
This race is never grateful: from the first,
One fills their cup at supper with pure wine,
Drenched with purple,
drenched with dye, my wool,
bind you the wheel-spokes
turn, turn, turn my wheel!
Even while we talk some chemist at Columbia
Is stealthily contriving wool from jute....
He packs wool sheared in April, honey
in combs, linen, leather
Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touch'd it?
With pictures full, of wax and of wool,
Their livers I stick with needles quick;
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