Tales

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J. Hatchard, 1812 - 398 pagina's
 

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Pagina 303 - He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity...
Pagina 339 - And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Pagina 181 - Watch'd now the feeble blaze, and stood dejected by ; On ragged rug, just borrow'd from the bed, And by the hand of coarse indulgence fed, In dirty patchwork negligently dress'd...
Pagina 181 - With gipsy-state engross'd the only chair ; Solemn and dull her look : with such she stands And reads the milk-maid's fortune in her hands, Tracing the lines of life ; assum'd through years, Each feature now the steady falsehood wears; With hard and savage eye she views the food, And grudging pinches their intruding brood.
Pagina 175 - When minds are joyful, then we look around, And what is seen is all on fairy ground ; Again they sicken, and on every view Cast their own dull and melancholy hue ; Or, if absorb'd by their peculiar cares, The vacant eye on viewless matter glares, Our feelings still upon our views attend, And their own natures to the objects lend ; Sorrow and joy are in their influence sure., Long as the passion reigns th...
Pagina 245 - My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain. Perjury, perjury, in the high'st degree; Murder, stern murder, in the dir'st degree; All several sins, all us'd in each degree, Throng to the bar, crying all 'Guilty! guilty!
Pagina 199 - Tis seen in infants — there indeed we find The features soften'd by the slumbering mind ; But other beauties, when disposed to sleep, Should from the eye of keen inspector keep : The lovely nymph who would her swain surprise, May close her mouth, but not conceal her eyes ; Sleep from the fairest face some beauty takes, And all the homely features homelier makes ; So thought our wife, beholding with a sigh Her sleeping spouse, and Edward smiling bv.
Pagina 125 - Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion.
Pagina 182 - And half protected by the vicious Son, Who half supports him ; he with heavy glance Views the young ruffians who around him dance ; And, by the sadness in his face, appears To trace the progress of their future years : Through what strange course of misery, vice, deceit, Must wildly wander each...
Pagina 159 - But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd, Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.

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