The ladies of Bever Hollow, by the author of 'Mary Powell'.

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Seite 275 - When we consider the heavens, the work of Thy hands ; the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained — what is man that Thou art mindful of him, or the son of man that Thou visitest him '{ Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels ; Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Seite 157 - In soul I swept the indignity away : Old frailties then recurred: — but lofty thought, In act embodied, my deliverance wrought. ' And Thou, though strong in love, art all too weak In reason, in self-government too slow; I counsel thee by fortitude to seek Our blest reunion in the shades below.
Seite 21 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food, For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Seite 129 - Would soon finish his woes. When in rage he came there, Beholding how steep The sides did appear, And the bottom how deep; His torments projecting, And sadly reflecting, That a lover forsaken A new love may get, But a neck, when once broken, Can never be set...
Seite 246 - Stern Lawgiver! yet thou dost wear The Godhead's most benignant grace; Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face: Flowers laugh before thee on their beds And fragrance in thy footing treads; Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong; And the most ancient heavens, through Thee, are fresh and strong.
Seite 258 - Since Trifles make the Sum of human things And half our misery from our foibles springs Since [life's best joys] consist in peace and ease And [few can] save or serve but all may please: Oh! let the [ungentle] spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence. Large bounties to bestow we wish in vain; But all may shun the guilt of giving pain.
Seite 85 - A true good man there was, there of religion, Pious and poor the parson of a town. But rich he was in holy thought and work; And thereto a right learned man; a clerk That Christ's pure gospel would sincerely preach, And his parishioners devoutly teach.
Seite 114 - Through fretted hose, and garment rent, Her tiny needle deftly went, Till hateful penury, so graced, Was scarcely in their dwelling traced. With rev'rence to the old she clung, With sweet affection to the young. To her was crabbed lesson said, To her the sly petition...
Seite 270 - Oh ! blest with temper, whose unclouded ray, Can make to-morrow, cheerful as to-day ; She who can own a sister's charms, and hear Sighs for a daughter, with unwoundtd ear ; That never answers, till a husband cools, And if she rules him, never shows she rules: Sensible, elegant Pope ! Charms by accepting, by submitting sways, Yet has her humour most, when she obeys.

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