The forester's daughter, by the authoress of 'Seymour of Sudley'.


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Seite 1 - For if of our affections none find grace In sight of Heaven, then, wherefore hath God made The world which we inhabit ? Better plea Love cannot have, than that in loving thee Glory to that eternal Peace is paid, Who such Divinity to thee imparts As hallows and makes pure all gentle hearts.
Seite 335 - God : speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, assemble yourselves, and come ; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Seite 217 - And, if thou ever happen that same way To traveill, go to see that dreadful place...
Seite 314 - WHAT warre so cruel, or what siege so sore, As that, which strong Affections doe apply Against the forte of Reason evermore, To bring the sowle into captivity ! Their force is fiercer through infirmity Of the fraile flesh, relenting to their rage ; And exercise most bitter tyranny Upon the partes, brought into their bondage : No wretchednesse is like to sinfull vellenage.
Seite 258 - As well might Verres have returned to Sicily. You have twice escaped, my Lord ; beware of a third experiment. The indignation of a whole people, plundered, insulted, and oppressed as they have been, •will not always be disappointed.
Seite 93 - I know well That they who love their friends most tenderly Still bear their loss the best. There is in love A consecrated power, that seems to wake Only at the touch of death from its repose In the profoundest depths of thinking souls. Superior to the outward signs of grief, Sighing, or tears, — when these have passed away, It rises calm and beautiful, like the moon Saddening the solemn night, yet with that sadness Mingling the breath of undisturbed...
Seite 162 - Humility is a duty in great ones as well as in idiots." It came then to signify a rude, ignorant, unskilled...
Seite 299 - Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night, The time when screech-owls cry and ban-dogs howl, And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves; That time best fits the work we have in hand.
Seite 180 - ... mankind this counsel would I give, B. 91 Select a Damsel sprung from virtuous Sires, M. is To be the Mother of your future Sons, So shall they not prove absolutely worthless. I have not learnt, O woman, how to act The part of a philosopher : yet guard Thy soul from wild excess and baleful envy. Alas, alas ! how many evil fortunes Visit in various forms the human race; But no man can pronounce when they will end. O Strangers, many are the woes of man. This saying of the multitude is founded On...
Seite 150 - Sitting down at the table, he hid his face in his hands and wept like a child. After a moment's struggle with himself Douglas crossed the room and laid his hand on the old man's shoulder. "Uncle," he said unsteadily — "let the past go.

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