Tales and Novels, Volúmenes5-6

Harper, 1836

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Página 121 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Página 125 - Now my weary lips I close: Leave me, leave me to repose.
Página 90 - Full little knowest thou, that hast not tried, What hell it is in suing long to bide ; To lose good days that might be better spent ; To waste long nights in pensive discontent; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow ; To feed on hope ; to pine with fear and sorrow ; To have thy Prince's grace, yet want her peers...
Página 182 - Whose yesterdays look backward with a smile; Nor, like the Parthian, wound him as they fly; That common but opprobrious lot! Past hours, If not by guilt, yet wound us by their flight, If folly bounds our prospect by the grave...
Página 64 - Then he went over and over again his assertions, in a louder and a louder voice : ending with a tone of interrogation that seemed to set all answer at defiance. " What have you to answer to me now, sir ? Can any man alive doubt this, sir?
Página 226 - Man, this is one of the most extraordinary, that he shall go on from day to day, from week to week, from month to month.
Página 123 - ... forming all together a perpendicular height of one hundred and seventy feet, from the base of which the promontory, covered over with rock and grass, slopes down to the sea, for the space of two hundred feet more: making, in all, a mass of near four hundred feet in height, which, in the beauty and variety of its colouring, in elegance and novelty of arrangement, and in the extraordinary magnificence of its objects, cannot be rivalled'.
Página 182 - Where shall I find him? angels, tell me where. You know him ; he is near you ; point him out. Shall I see glories beaming from his brow, Or trace his footsteps by the rising flowers?
Página 182 - Full power'd to cancel, expiate, raise, adorn, And reinstate us on the rock of peace. Let it not share its predecessor's fate ; Nor, like its elder sisters, die a fool.
Página 90 - To have thy asking, yet wait many years ; To fret thy soul with crosses and with cares ; To eat thy heart through comfortless despairs ; To fawn, to crouch, to wait, to ride, to run ; To spend, to give, to want, to be undone.

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