Rolling Ridge: Or, The Book of Four and Twenty Chapters ...

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Crocker and Brewster, 1838 - 266 Seiten
 

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Seite 242 - Farewell) a long farewell, to all my greatness ! This is the state of man : to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope ; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honors thick upon him : The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost ; And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root, And then he falls, as I do.
Seite 112 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Seite 120 - Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near, Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear, And who felt how the best charms of Nature improve When we see them reflected from looks that we love. Sweet vale of Avoca ! how calm could I rest In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best, Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease, And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.
Seite 116 - Why, well ; Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell. I know myself now ; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.
Seite 61 - Where shall the truant and forgetful husband go for sympathy, unalloyed and without design, but to the bosom of her, who is ever ready and waiting to share in his adversity or his prosperity? and if there be a tribunal, where the sins and the follies of a froward child may hope for pardon and forgiveness this side heaven, that tribunal is the heart of a fond and devoted mother.
Seite 201 - The happy marriage is, where two persons meet, and voluntarily make choice of each other, without principally regarding or neglecting the circumstances of fortune or beauty. These may still love in spite of adversity or sickness; the former we may in some measure defend ourselves from, the other is the portion of our very make.
Seite 201 - Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses, so as a man may have a quarrel to marry when he will.
Seite 70 - Unmixed with drops of bitter, which neglect Or temper sheds into thy crystal cup. Thou art the nurse of Virtue. In thine arms She smiles, appearing, as in truth she is, Heaven-born...
Seite 231 - Such Dares was; and such he strode along, And drew the wonder of the gazing throng. His brawny back and ample breast he shows, His lifted arms around his head he throws, And deals in whistling air his empty blows. His match is sought; but, thro* the trembling band, Not one dares answer to the proud demand.
Seite 228 - Acestes' name, The crowded shore with acclamations fill, Part to behold and part to prove their skill. And first the gifts in public view they place, Green...

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