World-noted Women, Or, Types of Womanly Attributes of All Lands and Ages

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D. Appleton and Company, 1858 - 407 Seiten

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Seite 48 - Julius bleed for justice' sake? What villain touch'd his body, that did stab, And not for justice? What, shall one of us, That struck the foremost man of all this world, But for supporting robbers; shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes? And sell the mighty space of our large honours, For so much trash, as may be grasped thus?— I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman.
Seite 15 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.
Seite 128 - Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. Let wealth, let honour, wait the wedded dame, August her deed, and sacred be her fame; Before true passion all those views remove, Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love...
Seite 110 - Music the fiercest grief can charm, And fate's severest rage disarm : Music can soften pain to ease, And make despair and madness please : Our joys below it can improve, And antedate the bliss above. This the divine Cecilia found, And to her Maker's praise confin'd the sound. When the full organ joins the tuneful quire, Th...
Seite 110 - At last divine Cecilia came, Inventress of the vocal frame ; The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store, Enlarged the former narrow bounds, And added length to solemn sounds, With nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown before. Let old Timotheus yield the prize, Or both divide the crown ; He raised a mortal to the skies ; She drew an angel down.
Seite 265 - I will tell you,' quoth she ; ' and tell you a truth which, perchance, ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me, is, that He sent me so sharp and severe parents and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...
Seite 35 - Repairs itself by rest. Our Tarquin thus Did softly press the rushes ere he waken'd The chastity he wounded. Cytherea, How bravely thou becom'st thy bed ! fresh lily, And whiter than the sheets ! That I might touch ! But kiss ; one kiss ! Rubies unparagon'd, How dearly they do 't ! 'Tis her breathing that Perfumes the chamber thus ; the flame o...
Seite 97 - And blesses her with his two happy hands, How the red roses flush up in her cheeks, And the pure snow with goodly vermeil stain, Like crimson dyed in grain...
Seite 64 - Her Ladies and Gentlewomen also, the fairest of them were apparelled like the Nymphs Nereids (which are the mermaids of the waters ) and like the Graces, some steering the helm, others tending the tackle and ropes of the barge, out of the which there came a wonderful passing sweet savour of perfumes, that perfumed the wharf's side, pestered with innumerable multitudes of people.
Seite 286 - ... of men, and behind them as many women, with all their heads and shoulders painted red; many of their heads bedecked with the white down of birds: but every one with something: and a great chain of white beads about their necks.

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