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63 ページ - Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
151 ページ - He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children ; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to...
128 ページ - E'en the slight harebell raised its head, Elastic from her airy tread : What though upon her speech there hung The accents of the mountain tongue, — Those silver sounds, so soft, so dear, The listener held his breath to hear.
31 ページ - That the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland shall upon the First day of May which shall be in the year One thousand seven hundred and seven, and for ever after, be united into one Kingdom by the name of Great Britain...
138 ページ - What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile...
92 ページ - Soft shall be his pillow. There, through the summer day, Cool streams are laving ; There, while the tempests sway, Scarce are boughs waving ; There, thy rest shalt thou take, Parted for ever, Never again to wake, Never, O never.
214 ページ - Laidlaw grumbled at this, and said, like a true Scotchman, " Na, na, sir — take my word for it, you are always best, like Helen MacGregor, when your foot is on your native heath ; and I have often thought that if you were to write a novel, and lay the scene here in the very year you were writing it, you would exceed yourself.
7 ページ - tis budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears :* The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears. 0 wilding rose, whom fancy thus endears, I bid your blossoms in. my bonnet wave, Emblem of hope and love through future years ! " Thus spoke young Norman, heir of Armandave, What time the sun arose on Vennachar's broad wave.
109 ページ - And when we came to Clovenford, Then said my "winsome marrow" " Whate'er betide, we'll turn aside, And see the Braes of Yarrow." " Let Yarrow folk, frae Selkirk town, Who have been buying, selling, Go back to Yarrow, 'tis their own ; Each maiden to her dwelling ! On Yarrow's banks let herons...
40 ページ - Waverley to me in Murray's shop. I was talking to him about that novel, and lamented that its author had not carried back the story nearer to the time of the Revolution — Scott, entirely off his guard, replied, " Aye, I might have done so ; but " there he stopped. It was in vain to attempt to correct himself ; he looked confused, and relieved his embarrassment by a precipitate retreat.