"And Betty's prais'd for labours not her own." Who praises who in this line from The Rape of the Lock?
The line this question refers to is the last line in Canto I of this poem where the process of Belinda preparing herself to face society is described in great detail. In particular, Pope uses various sylphs and fairies as agents of this process of Belinda readying herself, as the context of this line makes clear:
The busy Sylphs surround their darling care;These set the head, and those divide the hair,Some fold the sleeve, whilst others plait the gown;And Betty's prais'd for labours not her own.