The nabob's wife, by the author of 'Village reminiscences'.

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Seite 30 - Because I never heard, nor could engage A person yet by prayers, or bribes, or tears, To name, define by speech, or write on page, The period meant precisely by that word, — Which surely is exceedingly absurd.
Seite 78 - O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene...
Seite 248 - WHEN through life unblest we rove, Losing all that made life dear, Should some notes we used to love, In days of boyhood, meet our ear, Oh ! how welcome breathes the strain ! Wakening thoughts that long have slept ! Kindling former smiles again In faded eyes that long have wept.
Seite 77 - I once did hold it, as our statists do, A baseness to write fair, and labour'd much How to forget that learning; but, sir, now It did me yeoman's service.
Seite 248 - Like the gale, that sighs along Beds of oriental flowers, Is the grateful breath of song, That once was heard in happier hours; Fill'd with balm the gale sighs on, Though the flowers have sunk in death ; So, when pleasure's dream is gone, Its memory lives in Music's breath.
Seite 249 - Music, oh how faint, how weak, Language fades before thy spell ! Why should Feeling ever speak, When thou canst breathe her soul so well ? Friendship's balmy words may feign, Love's are ev'n more false than they ; Oh ! 'tis only music's strain Can sweetly soothe, and not betray.
Seite 184 - Tramp ! tramp ! across the land they speede, Splash! splash! across the sea; Hurrah ! The dead can ride apace ! Dost fear to ride with me...
Seite 216 - Oh! horror! horror! horror! — Tongue nor heart, Cannot conceive, nor name thee ! " Confusion now hath made his masterpiece ! Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence The life o
Seite 134 - would remind us that we ought to know from high authority, ' that the course of true love never did run smooth ;' but I am really sorry to see George so out of spirits, and looking so ill.
Seite 209 - I have mislaid your letter on the subject of The Spy, which prevents my replying to the particulars of it, though I may to the general purport. I received your letter at a time when I was confined to my room by an indisposition that has afflicted me for many months, and has rendered me incapable of attending to any business. I did not see Mr. Murray until some time afterwards, when he informed me that he had shewn the novel to Mr. Gifford, who, however, did not give a sufficiently...

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