The Stanley tales, original and select, Band 6


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Seite 232 - WHEN civil dudgeon first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why ; When hard words, jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk ; VOL.
Seite 123 - When service should in my old limbs lie lame And unregarded age in corners thrown: Take that, and He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age!
Seite 61 - I'm the chief of Ulva's isle, And this, Lord Ullin's daughter. 'And fast before her father's men Three days we've fled together, For should he find us in the glen, My blood would stain the heather. 'His horsemen hard behind us ride — Should they our steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride When they have slain her lover?
Seite 125 - ... appearance on the dancing place. His singular tones and strange gesticulations soon collected around him a troop of laughing villagers; but it was not without considerable difficulty gathered from the broken German of the orator (whose hands and feet were equally eloquent with his tongue,) that his master's carriage had been overturned in the neighbourhood, and that a wheel was broken to pieces, which he was anxious to have put to rights, in order that he might prosecute his journey. " Who talks...
Seite 174 - Oh ! let the herbs I loved to rear Give to my sense their perfumed breath ; Let them be placed about my bier, And grace the gloomy house of death.
Seite 144 - You may imagine, then,' said the old Caerlaverock peasant, rising at once with the commencement of his story from his native dialect into very passable English — 'you may imagine these ruined walls raised again in their beauty — whitened and covered with a coating of green broom; that garden, now desolate, filled with herbs in their season, and with flowers, hemmed round with a fence of cherry and plum-trees; and the whole possessed by a young fisherman, who won a fair subsistence for his wife...
Seite 133 - In my twentieth year, a cannon-shot carried away my right arm : I received my discharge, and was thrown on the world destitute and hopeless. Ignorant of any trade by which I could gain a livelihood, and rendered incapable of labour by the loss of my arm, I abandoned myself to a profound melancholy, which threw me into a long and severe illness ; when I recovered, my disappointed prospects, and a sort of spite at the world, made me a beggar ; my youth and infirmities gained me more compassion than...
Seite 158 - ... and those who had the hardihood to keep watch on the beach at midnight, had their tales to tell of terrible lights and strange visions. — With one who delighted in the marvellous, the spectre was decked in attributes that made the circle of auditors tighten round the hearth ; while others, who allowed to a ghost only a certain quantity of thin air to clothe itself in, reduced it in their description to a very unpoetic shadow, or a kind of better sort of will-o'-the-wisp, that could for its...
Seite 157 - The tide serves, lads ! the tide serves : let us slip our drap o' brandy into the bit bonnie boat, and tottle away amang the sweet starlight as far as the Kingholm or the town quarry — ye ken we have to meet Bailie Gardevine, and Laird Soukaway o
Seite 128 - Then let me wear it to-day," said the lovely girl, with tremulous voice ; and the bracelets were quickly transferred from their rose-coloured covering to the white satin of her arms. Otto resumed, after a short pause : " During my residence in Paris, I was almost daily in the habit of passing along the Pont-Neuf.

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