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Seite 75 - Be it a weakness, it deserves some praise, We love the play-place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none.
Seite 88 - WHO DRY'ST THE MOURNER'S TEAR ! Air — HAYDN. " He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up thai wounds." — Psalm cxlvii. 3. OH ! Thou who dry'st the mourner's tear, How dark this world would be, If, when deceived and wounded here, We could not fly to Thee.
Seite 217 - O'er all his heart shall Taste and Beauty sway ! Free on the sunny slope or winding shore, With hermit steps to wander and adore...
Seite 43 - He's but a coof for a' that. For a' that, and a' that, His ribbon, star, and a' that, The man of independent mind, He looks, and laughs at a' that. A king can make a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an Honest Man's aboon his might : Gude faith ! he mauna fa' that. For a
Seite 112 - Returning, he proclaims by many a grace, By shrugs and strange contortions of his face, How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, Excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
Seite 237 - And from Shakespeare she gained a great store of information amongst the rest, that -'Trifles light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong, As proofs of Holy Writ.
Seite 267 - This canon or decree, which at first bound not the laity, was effectually confirmed by two kingdoms of the heptarchy, in their parliamentary conventions of estates, respectively consisting of the kings of Mercia and Northumberland, the bishops, dukes, senators, and [ 26 J people.
Seite 93 - Alas! the love of women! it is known To be a lovely and a fearful thing; For all of theirs upon that die is thrown, And if 'tis lost, life hath no more to bring To them but mockeries of the past alone...
Seite 199 - I must wrestle with you," and endeavoured once or twice to trip up his heels; but the King of France, who is a dexterous wrestler, twisted him round, and threw him on the earth with prodigious violence. The King of England wanted to renew the combat, but was prevented.
Seite 71 - Nor am I loth, though pleased at heart, Sweet Highland Girl! from thee to part; For I, methinks, till I grow old, As fair before me shall behold, As I do now, the cabin small, The lake, the bay, the waterfall; And Thee, the Spirit of them all!

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