Woodnotes of a Wanderer

J. Menzies, 1851 - 275 Seiten

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Seite 146 - And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace ! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Seite 265 - No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it; as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...
Seite 15 - Mine is the invention of the charming lyre : Sweet notes, and heavenly numbers, I inspire Sure is my bow, unerring is my dart ; But ah ! more deadly his who pierced my heart. Med'cine is mine ; what herbs and simples grow In fields and forests, all their powers I know, And am the great physician called below. Alas ! that fields and forests can afford No remedies to heal their love-sick lord : To cure the pains of love no plant avails ; And his own physic the physician fails.
Seite 70 - Second, and who here wooed and married his first wife, the beauteous Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan. Dr Johnson, on being conducted to the place by Boswell, is said to have made the ruin ring with laughter at the idea of a Scottish monarch being contented with the narrow accommodations of a slender...
Seite 261 - ve viewed you with pleasure, but now must with pain — Farewell! for I never may see you again. Ye woods where in life's gladsome morning I strayed, When all was in sunshine and beauty arrayed ; That dream has departed, how fleeting and vain — Farewell! for I never may see you again. O'er moss and o'er moorland my path soon shall be, The cloud-covered mountain and wide stormy sea, Your beauties will gladden some happier swain — Farewell ! for I never may see you again.
Seite 251 - Every good fellow who wishes to prance, Come pray take the pencil and sign for a dance ; " and which, as a matter of course, was submitted to Ramsay, who wrote the following impromptu on the back of it:— " Old Plato once met Father Jove, And asked the Self-Existent, ' What was in earth or heaven above, Of all most inconsistent.
Seite 70 - There is given Unto the things of earth, which Time hath bent, A spirit's feeling, and where he hath leant His hand, but broke his scythe, there is a power And magic in the ruin'd battlement, For which the palace of the present hour Must yield its pomp, and wait till ages are its dower.
Seite 39 - But scarcely had they thickened weel, And got in trim for smilin', When roun' the pipe gaed like an eel, And made a pretty skailin' 'Mong them that day. VIII. Now here, now there, he took his mark — Now down, now up, he liftit ; And droukit some unto the sark That hadna ane to shift it. And aye the callans were as keen To stan' and get a blatter, As they had Roman Cath'lics been, And it a' holy water That fell that day.
Seite 125 - And learn what suicide's history can tell. Ask what does most the stream of victims swell, And truth shall answer with a look forlorn — " INTEMPERANCE, greatest curse since Adam fell ; " Parent of ills, perdition's eldest born ; " Dark cloud without a bow — a night that knows no morn.
Seite 84 - ... but perfectly transparent. The nature of the stone cannot be determined by lapidaries, being apparently different in all respects from any known in this quarter of the world. To the edge of the coin a small silver chain has been attached and the whole is deposited in a gold box which the Empress Maria Theresa presented to the father of the late Count Lockhart. "The Lee Penny did not lose its Talismanic property on being transferred to a country of Christians.

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