Memoirs of a Cadet

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Saunders, 1839 - 338 pagina's
 

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Pagina 124 - From wandering on a foreign strand? If such there breathe, go mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, Despite those titles, power and pelf, The wretch concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Pagina 144 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Pagina 172 - ... of fifty feet, above which the wall is raised about fourteen feet, to hide the shaft of the dome; in the four less sides, formed by cutting off the angle of the square, a double range of arches rises to the top ; but here, instead of raising the wall, whose uniformity would destroy its beauty, a small pavilion, crowned by a dome, is raised at each great angle of the building, and fills up the hollow bosom of the shaft. The outside is beautifully inlaid with white marble ; the plan of the edifice...

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