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conceited and weak clergyman. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Andrews]
self-important weaver. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
claimed her beauty was greater than that of the Nereids. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 196]
distinguished by her feminine delicacy and seeming worldliness. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “The Prioress’s Tale”]
beautiful, vain, spoiled girl. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
attribute of vainglory. [Art: Hall, 211]
fell in love with own image. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 174]
conceit personified. [Animal Symbolism: Hall, 239]
Zion, Daughters of
conceited father of Prince. [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
Lord reacts harshly to their wanton finery. [O.T.: Isaiah 3:16–26]
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