Humility and Innocence
Stacey Grimaldi, The Toilet, London, 1821.
The original issue of a book form that was popular in England and then republished in the United States in the 1820s.
A set of virtues is taught using illustrations of items found on a lady's dressing table (the "toilet" of the title), each revealed with the lift of a delicate flap. This copy was the property of the author.
[Best white Paint]
"The silence often of pure Innocence,
"Persuades, when speaking fails."
"Innocence shall make
"False accusation blush, and tyranny
"Tremble at patience."]
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