The Hermit in the Country, Or, Sketches of English Manners, 第 2 巻



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208 ページ - The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation ; that away, Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.
179 ページ - A REFLECTION AT SEA. SEE how, beneath the moonbeam's smile, Yon little billow heaves its breast, And foams and sparkles for a while, And murmuring then subsides to rest. Thus man, the sport of bliss and care, Rises on Time's eventful sea ; And, having swell'da moment there, Thus melts into eternity ! AN INVITATION TO SUPPER TO MRS.
224 ページ - And burrow town, the steaming flaggon, borne From house to house, elates the poor man's heart, And makes him feel that life has still its joys. The aged and the young, man, woman, child. Unite in social glee...
214 ページ - For nought can cheer the heart sae weel As can a canty Highland reel; It even vivifies the heel To skip and dance : Lifeless is he wha canna feel Its influence. Let mirth abound ; let social cheer Invest the dawning of the year ; Let blithesome innocence appear To crown our joy ; Nor envy, wi' sarcastic sneer, Our bliss destroy.
2 ページ - Twas grief for scorn of faithful love, Which made my steps unweeting rove Amid the nightly dew." " "Tis well," the gallant cries again, " We fairies never injure men Who dare to tell us true. " Exalt thy love-dejected heart, Be mine the task, or ere we part, To make thee grief resign ; Now take the pleasure of thy chaunce ; Whilst I with Mab, my part'ner, daunce, Be little Mable thine.
226 ページ - Obvious her goods, in no extreme they dwell; There needs but thinking right, and meaning well; And mourn our various portions as we please, Equal is common sense, and common ease. Remember, man, the universal cause Acts not by partial, but by gen'ral laws ; And makes what happiness we justly call Subsist not in the good of one, but all.
215 ページ - It is not under a mask thai the sports of the season are enjoyed. The honest, undisguised countenance appears clad in smiles; the hand of friendship is everywhere as open and as light as the heart; grave features relax ; stiff and starched manners unbend : and the haughty master and obsequious servant lose their constrained...
166 ページ - The misletoe upon the oak? If Hector's spear was made of ash ? Or Agamemnon wore a sash ? If Cleopatra dress'd in blue, And Wore her tresses in a queue? At length a dean who understood All that had pass'd before the flood, And could in half a minute shew ye A pedigree as high as Noah, Got up, and with a solemn air, First humbly bowing to the chair,
218 ページ - It is supposed that the welfare and prosperity of every family, especially the fair part of it, depend very much upon the character of the person who is first admitted into the house, on the beginning of the new year. Hence every suspected person is carefully excluded; and the lasses generally engage, beforehand, some favoured youth, who willingly comes, happy in being honoured with that signal mark of female distinction.