by Anne Sexton
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Women and Femininity Quotes
Or the nursemaid,some luscious sweet from Denmarkwho captures the oldest son's heart. (6-8)
From toilets to riches. That story. (4-5)
The Supernatural Quotes
and she said to her daughter Cinderella:Be devout. Be good. Then I will smiledown from heaven in the seam of a cloud. (24-26)
Good vs. Evil Quotes
Be devout. Be good. Then I will smiledown from heaven in the seam of a cloud. (25-26)
You always read about it:the plumber with twelve childrenwho wins the Irish Sweepstakes. (1-3)
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