Tales and Novels: The absentee (concluded) Madame de Fleury. Emilie de Coulanges. The modern Griselda

Baldwin and Cradock, 1833

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91 ページ - Alas! regardless of their doom The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come Nor care beyond to-day: Yet see how all around 'em wait The ministers of human fate And black Misfortune's baleful train!
128 ページ - Or do his gray hairs any violence ? But Beauty, like the fair Hesperian tree Laden with blooming gold, had need the guard Of dragon watch with unenchanted eye, To save her blossoms, and defend her fruit, From the rash hand of bold Incontinence.
324 ページ - If of these the whole power is not accurately delivered, it must be remembered, that while our language is yet living, and variable by the caprice of every one that speaks it, these words are hourly shifting their relations, and can no more be ascertained in a dictionary, than a grove, in the agitation of a storm, can be accurately delineated from its picture in the water.
122 ページ - When thy last look, ere thought and feeling fled, A mingled gleam of hope and triumph shed; What to thy soul its glad assurance gave, Its hope in death, its triumph o'er the grave? The sweet Remembrance of unblemished youth, The still inspiring voice of Innocence and Truth!
79 ページ - There as it glowed, with noblest frenzy fraught, Dispense the treasures of exalted thought; To Virtue wake the pulses of the heart, And bid the tear of emulation start! Oh could it still, thro...
160 ページ - 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 though but few can serve, yet all may please; O let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence. To spread large bounties, though we wish in vain. Yet all may shun the guilt of giving pain...
327 ページ - MY heart still hovering round about you, I thought I could not live without you; Now we have liv'd three months asunder, How I liv'd with you is the wonder.
71 ページ - Ah me! how much I fear lest pride it be ! But if that pride it be, which thus inspires, Beware, ye dames, with nice discernment see, Ye quench not too the sparks of nobler fires : Ah ! better far than all the Muses...
325 ページ - I remember ? Why she would hang on him, As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on : and yet, within a month ! Let me not think...
272 ページ - GriseMa thought that her husband had long enough enjoyed his new existence, and that there was danger of his forgetting the taste of sorrow, she changed her tone. One day, when he had not returned home exactly at the appointed minute, she received him with a frown, — such as would have made even Mars himself recoil, if Mars could have beheld such a frown upon the brow of his Venus. " Dinner has been kept waiting for you this hour, my dear.