Against wind and tide, by Holme Lee, Band 2


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Seite 93 - Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, — act in the living present! Heart within, and GOD o'erhead!
Seite 1 - PHILLIS is my only joy, Faithless as the winds or seas, Sometimes coming, sometimes coy, Yet she never fails to please; If with a frown I am cast down, Phillis smiling And beguiling Makes me happier than before. Though alas ! too late I find Nothing can her fancy fix, Yet the moment she is kind I forgive her all her tricks ; Which though I see, I can't get free.
Seite 127 - O, thou child of many prayers ! Life hath quicksands, Life hath snares ! Care and age come unawares ! Like the swell of some sweet tune, Morning rises into noon, May glides onward into June.
Seite 104 - ... the station of life to which it had pleased God to call them.
Seite 62 - THE fire of love in youthful blood, Like what is kindled in brushwood, But for a moment burns; Yet in that moment makes a mighty noise, It crackles, and to vapour turns, And soon itself destroys. But when crept into aged veins It slowly burns, and long remains ; And with a sullen heat, Like fire in logs, it glows, and warms 'em long, And though the flame be not so great, Yet is the heat as strong.
Seite 127 - MAIDEN ! with the meek, brown eyes, In whose orbs a shadow lies Like the dusk in evening skies ! Thou whose locks outshine the sun, Golden tresses, wreathed in one, As the braided streamlets run ! Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet...
Seite 168 - To what circumstance am I indebted for the honour of this visit?
Seite 229 - The intellectual power through words and things Goes sounding on, a dim and perilous way. Though John Sterling is of course the principal figure in the composition, and Mr. Carlyle's treatment the great attraction of the book, yet the figures in the background will be those to make most impression on the general reader. Coleridge stands there in striking but caricatured likeness ; and even...
Seite 86 - CHAPTER LVI. THE ELOPEMENT. IT was in the morning of the same day when Herbert Vere paid his eventful visit to Portland Place, and an hour or two before it occurred, when Rosamund began to make preparations for her flight. ' The quiet way in which the great businesses of life are transacted by some people is marvellous,
Seite 277 - Then bending over her so near that his dark moustache almost touched her shining tresses, Kyrle Desborough, with unusual empressement, repeated the bishop's wellknown verse, ' " Fair Sylvia, cease to blame my youth For having loved before ; For men, till they have learned the truth. Strange deities adore." And it is only when people learn the truth, as I trust Lady Aldwinkle has done, that they are happy.

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