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  • And being perfectly contented (indeed humbly thankful — for look around, O Jones, and see the myriads who are not so fortunate,) to wear honest linen, while magnificos of the world are adorned with cambric and point-lace, surely we ought to hold as miserable, envious fools, those wretched Beaux

    The Book of Snobs

  • The hillside above the black point-lace of the pine shadows seemed as bright as day and as colourless as snow.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • She took to her bed at once, received her friends in tears and a point-lace cap, and cheered her family by plaintively inquiring when she was to be taken to the almshouse.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • After luncheon, Bluebell wandered away in search of wild flowers, the children hunted for cray-fish, Miss Prosody spudded up ferns, and Mrs. Rolleston drew from her pocket her favourite point-lace.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • Its origin was undoubtedly Byzantine, as the places which were in constant intercourse with the Greek Empire were the cities where point-lace was earliest made.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • The bride meantime is dressed in gorgeous array, generally in white satin, with veil of point-lace and orange blossoms, and is driven to the church in a carriage with her father, who gives her away.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • The thing was preposterous on such an occasion, and very extraordinary with respect to him: in vain had he the finest point-lace, with the largest and best powdered peruke imaginable his dress, magnificent enough for any other purpose, was not at all proper for this entertainment.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • It would just suit me to wear point-lace and jewelry, and to have life revolve round me, as some beautiful star, and feel that I had nothing to do but shine and refresh the spirits of all gazers, and that in this way I was truly useful, and fulfilling the great end of my being; but alas for this doctrine! all women have not beauty.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • You yourself said you never saw such a love of a hat, and my point-lace might be the pride of a princess.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • Now he ascended steep hills, then rapidly hurried to the Gulf, the shores of which the waves had made to look like point-lace, and looked up at the immense rocks on which the waters broke.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

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