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Seite 48 - Perplex'd in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Judean, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe...
Seite 277 - Peut-être avant que l'heure en cercle promenée Ait posé sur l'émail brillant, Dans les soixante pas où sa route est bornée...
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Seite 166 - To share the cruel fates' decree. O then her mourning-coach was call'd, The sledge mov'd slowly on before ; Though borne in a triumphal car, She had not lov'd her favourite more. She follow'd him, prepar'd to view The terrible behests of law ; And the last scene of Jemmy's woes, With calm and stedfast eye she saw.
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