The Ladies of Bever Hollow: A Tale of English Country Life

R. Bentley, 1860 - 357 Seiten

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Seite 184 - 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 107 - 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 17 - 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 165 - 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 173 - 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 88 - 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: And, that he could die Whenever he would ; But, that he could live But as long as he could; How grievous soever The torment might grow, He scorn'd to endeavour To finish it so. But bold, unconcern'd At thoughts of the pain, He calmly return'd...
Seite 354 - And ruder words will soon rush in To spread the breach that words begin, And eyes forget the gentle ray They wore in courtship's smiling day, And voices lose the tone that shed A tenderness round all they said ; Till fast declining, one by one, The sweetnesses of love are gone, And hearts, so lately mingled, seem Like broken clouds, or like the stream That smiling left the mountain's brow.
Seite 81 - more happie is the state In which ye, father, here doe dwell at ease, Leading a life so free and fortunate From all the tempests of these worldly seas...
Seite 78 - 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 181 - 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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