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BRIDE
[ Also see Wives ]

He laid him down and slept, and from his side a woman in her magic beauty rose; dazzled and charmed, he called that woman "bride," and his first sleep became his last repose.
      - Johann von Besser

A thin aerial veil is drawn o'er beauty's face, seeming to hide, more sweetly shows the blushing bride.
      - Richard Crashaw

Up, up fair bride! and call thy stars from out their several boxes; take thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make thyself a constellation of them all.
      - Dr. John Donne

O, happy youth! for whom thy fate reserved so fair a bride.
      - John Dryden

The bride, lovely herself, and lovely by her side a bevy of bright nymphs, with sober grace came glittering like a star, and took her place.
      - John Dryden

New dressed and blooming as a bridal maid.
      - Walter Harte

In ancient Boeotia brides were carried home in vehicles whose wheels were burned at the door, in token, that they would never again be needed.
      - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Evasive of the bridal day, she gives fond hopes to all, and all with hope deceives.
      - Alexander Pope


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