Tales of Fashionable Life: The absentee (Concluded) Madame de Fleury. Émilie de Coulanges. The modern Griselda

Baldwin & 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!
352 ページ - And thou the accuser. Thus it shall befall Him who, to worth in woman overtrusting, Lets her will rule : restraint she will not brook; And, left to herself, if evil thence ensue, She first his weak indulgence will accuse.
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.
327 ページ - ... continually harassed, now enjoyed some tranquillity. On an unlucky evening, he recollected Martial's famous epigram and his wife, in one and the same instant : " My mind still hovering round about you, I thought I could not live without you ; But now we have lived three weeks asunder, How I lived with you is the wonder.
312 ページ - I love thee and hate thee, but if I can tell The cause of my love and my hate, may I die. I can feel it, alas ! I can feel it too well, That I love thee and hate thee, but cannot tell why.
91 ページ - No care beyond to-day ."—GRAY. GOOD legislators always attend to the habits, and what is called the genius, of the people they have to govern. From youth to age, the taste for whatever is called uns fete pervades the whole French nation.
282 ページ - Then, my dear, how could you decide that she was cut out for a good wife? I am sure you could not judge of her by seeing her only two or three times, and before she was married.
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...
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 the ungentle spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence.
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!