The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Band 10

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Joseph Rogerson

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Seite 296 - Henceforth, I learn that to obey is best, And love with fear the only God, to walk As in his presence, ever to observe His providence, and on him sole depend, Merciful over all his works, with good...
Seite 144 - The period at which love is formed for the first time, and felt most strongly, is seldom that at which there is much prospect of its being brought to a happy issue. The state of artificial society opposes many complicated obstructions to early marriages ; and the chance is very great, that such obstacles prove insurmountable. In fine, there are few men who do not look back in secret to some period of their youth, at which a sincere and early affection was repulsed, or betrayed, or became abortive...
Seite 49 - Christmas, the fifth of November, or some other gala days, when he would make a bowl of strong brandy punch garnished with a toast and nutmeg. A journey to London was, by one of these men, reckoned as great an undertaking, as is at present a voyage to the East Indies, and undertaken with scarce less precaution and preparation. The mansion of one of these squires...
Seite 95 - Breakfast was cleared away at an early hour; then day of good things happened — "the meeting of the ships." "When, o'er the silent seas alone For days and nights we've cheerless gone, Oh, they who've felt it know how sweet, Some sunny morn a sail to meet! "Sparkling at once is every eye, 'Ship ahoy! ship ahoy!' our joyful cry; While answering back the sound we hear, 'Ship ahoy! ship ahoy! what cheer? what cheer?
Seite 165 - On this occasion, amidst a variety of ceremonies, the names of young women were put into a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.
Seite 220 - War and love are strange compeers. War sheds blood, and love sheds tears War has swords, and love has darts ; War breaks heads, and love breaks hearts.
Seite 165 - was a man of most admirable parts, and so famous for his love and charity, that the custom of choosing valentines upon his festival took its rise from thence.
Seite 144 - In fine, there are few men who do not look back in secret to some period of their youth at which a sincere and early affection was repulsed, or betrayed, or became abortive from opposing circumstances. It is these little passages of secret history which leave a tinge of romance in every bosom, scarce permitting us, even in the most busy or the most advanced period of life, to listen with total indifference to a tale...
Seite 167 - Ere other eyes shall meet this line, Far other records will be mine : How many miles of trackless sea Will roll between my land and me ! I said thine elfin almanack Should call all pleasant hours back ; Amid those pleasant hours will none Think kindly on what 1 have done ? Then, fairy page, I leave with thee Some memory of my songs and me.

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