Early Lessons: In Four Volumes, Volumen4

Baldwin and Craddock, 1835
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Página 19 - If aught of oaten stop, or pastoral song, May hope, chaste Eve, to soothe thy modest ear, Like thy own solemn springs, Thy springs and dying gales...
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Página 146 - ... broken ruins. Every leaf is of a different form ; every plant hath a separate inhabitant. Look at the thorns that are white with blossoms, and the flowers that cover the fields, and the plants that are trodden in * the green path. The hand of man hath not planted them ; the sower hath not scattered the seeds from his hand, nor the gardener digged a place for them with his spade.
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Página 11 - * Till the sun be again shining bright, And the snow is all gone, let me stay ; Oh, see what a terrible night ! I shall die if you drive me away ! ' " ' And when you come forth in the morn, And are talking and walking around...
Página 147 - How doth the rose draw its crimson from the dark brown earth, or the lily its shining white ? How can a small seed contain a plant ? How doth every plant know its season...
Página 14 - In fighting fields, nor urge the soul to war, But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable doom ; The life which others pay let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe ; Brave though we fall, and honoured if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give.
Página 12 - tolls?' and what is a knell? and what is meant by ' parting day ?' " " Godfrey, I cannot tell the meaning of every word ; but I know the — <eral meaning. It means that the day is going ; that it is evening : that it is growing dark. — Now let me go on." " Go on," said Godfrey, " and let us see what you will do when you come to ' the pomp of heraldry ; ' to ' the long drawn aisle and fretted vault ; ' to ' the village Hampden ; ' to ' some mute inglorious Milton ; ' and ' to some Cromwell, guiltless...

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