Olla podrida, by the author of 'Peter Simple'.


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Seite 74 - There is an old adage, that when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.
Seite 280 - It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires. But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
Seite 91 - He is the chief of the ways of God : he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
Seite 91 - He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
Seite 6 - Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, • But when it came to know me well, And love me, it was sure to die...
Seite 155 - And that a young woman in love always looks "Like Patience on a monument, Smiling at Grief.
Seite 133 - No more, no more, oh ! never more on me The freshness of the heart shall fall like dew...
Seite 229 - The cat made no objections, took to them kindly, and gradually all the kittens were taken away, and the cat nursed the two puppies only. Now, the first curious fact was, that the two puppies nursed by the cat were, in a fortnight, as active, forward, and playful, as .kittens would have been : they had the use of their legs...
Seite 52 - Indian ink, and driving away every musquito which came near it ; this he continued for upwards of two hours, regardless of himself, until the keeper returned. It was really a beautiful sight, and causing much reflection. Here was a monster, whose bulk exceeded that of the infant by at least ten thousand times, acknowledging that the image of his Maker, even in its lowest degree of perfection, was divine ; silently proving the truth of the sacred announcement, that God hath "given to man dominion...
Seite 229 - The cat gave them her tail to play with, and they were always in motion : they very soon ate meat, and long before the others they were fit to be removed. This was done, and the cat became very inconsolable. She prowled about the house, and on the second day of tribulation fell in with the little spaniel, who was nursing the other three puppies. " Oh ho ! " says puss, putting up her back, "it is you who have stolen my children." "No," replied the spaniel, with a snarl ; " they are my own flesh and...

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