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Houghton, Mifflin, 1888 - 224 pagina's
 

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Pagina 39 - Gainst graver hours that bring constraint To sweeten liberty ; Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions dare descry, Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.
Pagina 135 - In such a night, Did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew, And saw the lion's shadow ere himself, And ran dismay'd away. Lor. In such a night, Stood Dido with a willow in her hand Upon the wild sea-banks, and waved her love To come again to Carthage.
Pagina 204 - Advocate MacKenyie, who, for his worldly wit and wisdom, had been to the rest as a god. And there was Claverhouse, as beautiful as when he lived, with his long dark, curled locks, streaming down over his laced buff-coat, and his left hand always on his right spule-blade, to hide the wound that the silver bullet had made.
Pagina 62 - The Moving Finger writes, and, having writ, Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Pagina 111 - ... heads turn wild with impossible adventures ; and now and then are tainted with democracy. Not so the mighty magician of ' The Mysteries of Udolpho ;' bred and nourished by the Florentine muses in their sacred solitary caverns, amid the paler shrines of Gothic superstition, and in all the dreariness of enchantment : a poetess whom Ariosto would with rapture have acknowledged, as the ' La nudrita Damigella Trivulzia AL SACRO SPECO.
Pagina 4 - When a child is corrected it must be conquered, and this will be no hard matter to do, if it be not grown headstrong by too much indulgence. And when the will of a child is totally subdued, and it is brought to revere and stand in awe of the parents, then a great many childish follies and inadvertencies may be passed by.
Pagina 33 - ... which presides over the formation of our opinions ; and which brings about this splendid result, namely, that in matters of belief, the humblest of us are lifted up to the level of the most sagacious, so that really a simple Cornet in the blues is no more likely to entertain a foolish belief about ghosts, or witchcraft, or any other supernatural topic, than, the Lord High Chancellor, or the Leader of the House of Commons.
Pagina 147 - Lake, she answered with perfect simplicity that she had not read it. " Papa says there is nothing so bad for young people as reading bad poetry.
Pagina 111 - I awakened from the dreaming, Whose charmed slumber— false one! — was of you. I gave mine inmost being to thy keeping — I had no thought I did not seek to share ; Feelings that hushed within my soul were sleeping, Waked into voice, to trust them to thy care.
Pagina 107 - One of the sweetest smiles that ever animated the face of mortal now diffused itself over the countenance of Lord St. Orville, as he fell at the feet of Julia in a death-like swoon.

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