Excerpt from On Love of Country: An Address, Delivered Before the Young Ladies of the Clio Society of Oxford Female College, June 2nd, 1864
It was this noble sentiment that animated the beautiful Wow of Manasses and gave her strength to g into'the camp of the Assyrian, in 'th... e Valley. Of Berthu ia, which imbued her with the courage to deck herself in costly and splendid apparel to appear at the feast of Holofernes and which nerved her with the dauntless determination to enterprise the destruction of her nation's foe when sur rounded by his guards in the midst of his tent.
Guido Reni, whose touches of nature are in its softest colors, has made an immortal representation of the beau tiful Judith, the widow of Judea, who smote with the axe the head of the Captain of the host' of Assur and saved her people from captivity.
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