Tales, Band 2

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Seite 63 - 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!
Seite 169 - 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.
Seite 61 - Alack, I love myself. Wherefore? For any good That I myself have done unto myself? O, no! Alas, I rather hate myself For hateful deeds committed by myself! I am a villain; yet I lie, I am not. Fool, of thyself speak well. Fool, do not flatter. My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.
Seite 209 - Though prudent Matrons waited for his call, With cool forbearance he avoided all; Though each profess'da pure maternal joy, By kind attention to his feeble boy : And though a friendly Widow knew no rest, Whilst neighbour Jones was lonely and distress' d ; Nay, though the maidens spoke in tender tone Their hearts'.
Seite 149 - Wilful was rich, and he the storm defied ; Wilful is poor, and must the storm abide," Said the stern lady ; " 'tis in vain to feel ; Go and prepare the chicken for our meal.
Seite 12 - This was obey'd ; and oft when this was done, They calmly gazed on the declining sun ; In silence saw the glowing landscape fade, Or, sitting, sang beneath the arbour's shade : Till rose the moon, and on each youthful face Shed a soft beauty, and a dangerous grace.
Seite 16 - And from associates pleas'd to find a friend; With powers to lead them, gladden, and defend, In all those scenes where transient ease is found, For minds whom sins oppress, and sorrows wound. Wine is like anger; for it makes us strong, Blind and impatient, and it leads us wrong; The strength is quickly lost, we feel the error long...
Seite 7 - But grew ashamed of ghosts, and laid it by ; Sermons he wrote, but they who knew his creed, Or knew it not, were ill disposed to read ; And he would lastly be the nation's guide, But, studying, fail'd to fix upon a side ; Fame he desired, and talents he possess'd, But...

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