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235 ページ - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes; Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
424 ページ - And seldom was a snood amid Such wild luxuriant ringlets hid. Whose glossy black to shame might bring The plumage of the raven's wing ; And seldom o'er a breast so fair Mantled a plaid with modest care ; And never brooch the folds combined Above a heart more good and kind.
377 ページ - So manifold in cares, whose every day Brings its own evil with it, makes it less : For he has wings that neither sickness, pain, Nor penury can cripple or confine. No nook so narrow but he spreads them there With ease, and is at large.
438 ページ - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart ; And e'en those ills that round his mansion rise Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms...
450 ページ - Hail, awful scenes, that calm the troubled breast, And woo the weary to profound repose ! Can Passion's wildest uproar lay to rest, And whisper comfort to the man of woes ! Here Innocence may wander, safe from foes, And Contemplation soar on seraph wings.
317 ページ - AH me ! full sorely is my heart forlorn, To think how modest worth neglected lies, While partial Fame doth with her blasts adorn Such deeds alone as pride and pomp disguise...
56 ページ - ... removing from us those who have been the objects of our regard in this world, it would, in some sense, unite earth to heaven, by gradually weaning us from the world, and gradually transferring our hearts to heaven, before we have altogether completed the appointed years of our pilgrimage on earth ! Let a view of our condition, as the heirs of heaven, so elevate our minds, as to make us now join, with one heart, in the language of our Christian triumph — ' O death ! where is thy sting ? O grave...
4 ページ - Mary became, under her mother's care, a considerable proficient in music, and an excellent French and Italian scholar. From these languages she was much accustomed to translate ; and there is no other habit of her early life which tends, in any degree, to account for the great facility and correctness with which her subsequent compositions were written. When she passed the bounds of mere childhood, the defects, under which her early education must otherwise have laboured, were remedied partly by...
17 ページ - ... world ; or that, if your place be, as it well may, a higher one than mine, you will not be forbidden to visit the meaner mansions of our Father's house. * * * I am going to visit the woman that is come to No. 6. I believe I shall hate her ; yet they say she is a pleasant person enough. If she sits in the same place where you used to work, I think I shall beat her. They say narrow-minded people always hate their successors ; I must be the most illiberal of all creatures, for I hate the successors...
17 ページ - But he is sadly encumbered with the facts ; and no part whatever of the interest of these plays arises from the plot ; so, at least, it appears to me. Now and all other misses, must pardon me, if I think that ladies are more likely to make their works interesting by well imagined incident than by masterly delineation of character. Ladies have, indeed, succeeded in delineating real life ; a very few of them have done so ; but it has been rather in pictures of manners than of character. But • has...

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