The Hermit in the Country, Or, Sketches of English Manners

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H. Colburn, 1822

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Pagina 166 - Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.
Pagina 156 - When Loveless married Lady Jenny, Whose beauty was the ready penny : " I chose her," said he, " like old plate. Not for the fashion but the weight...
Pagina 212 - What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Pagina 136 - O Gertrude, Gertrude, When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions!
Pagina 190 - Their only Labour was to kill the Time ; And Labour dire it is, and weary Woe. . They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle Rhyme ; Then, rising sudden, to the Glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering Step and slow : This soon too rude an Exercise they find ; Strait on the Couch their Limbs again they throw.
Pagina 135 - And come, my faithful sodger lad, Thou'rt welcome to it dearly ! For gold the merchant ploughs the main, The farmer ploughs the manor ; But glory is the sodger's prize ; The sodger's wealth is honour ; The brave poor sodger ne'er despise, Nor count him as a stranger, Remember he's his country's stay In day and hour of danger. MEG O' THE MILL. Air, ' O bonnie lass, will you lie in a Barrack O KIIT ye what Meg o...
Pagina 98 - ... by all, and more esteem'd by me, Than if by chance you from some hero came, In nothing like your father but his name. Boast then your blood, and your long lineage stretch As high as Rome, and its great founders reach...
Pagina 98 - More lov'd by all, and more esteem'd by me, Than if by chance you from some HERO came, In nothing like your Father but his Name. Boast then your Blood, and your long Lineage stretch As high as ROME, and its great Founders reach...
Pagina 151 - ... prodigious, we are lost in its volume, and seem wrapt in its misty bosom; but, when the mature sun sheds its powerful influence upon it, it melts and proves but a fleeting vapour.
Pagina 153 - VIEWS. 153 his most becoming smile, — a mixture of respect, consideration and regard. Eliza's eyes smiled in return. He kissed his hand; salutations were exchanged; half of the wise counsel was forgotten ! But that the moral may not be entirely lost is fervently hoped by THE HERMIT IN THE COUNTRY. H 5 N

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