Tales and miscellaneous piecces, Band 12

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Seite 111 - 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 111 - Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, 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...
Seite 95 - 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 315 - 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.
Seite 296 - The habit of confidence and deference for his genius and integrity remained, and to him no difference for some time appeared, in consequence of the secret decay of favour. Commissioner Falconer, timid, anxious, restless, was disposed by circumstances and by nature, or by second nature, to the vigilance of a dependent's life ; accustomed to watch and consult daily the barometer of court favour, he soon felt the coming storm ; and the moment he saw prognostics of the change, he trembled, and considered...

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