Tales, and Miscellaneous Pieces, Band 12

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R. Hunter; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy [&c., &c.], 1825
 

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Seite 109 - BREATHES there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand...
Seite 109 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well : For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored and unsung.
Seite 298 - THOUGH some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is, which you shall not do by casting up a stone. More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as ballads and libels.
Seite 93 - Osman had not his part by heart, but still Zara covered all deficiencies : and Osman did no worse than other Osmans had done before him, till he came to the long speech, beginning with, " The sultans, my great ancestors, bequeath'd Their empire to me, but their tastes they gave not.
Seite 317 - And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place. To leave you thus might seem unkind, But see the Goat is just behind.

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