Old bachelors: their varieties, characters, and conditions, by the author of 'Old maids'.

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162 ページ - to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Oh, leave a kiss but in the cup, And I '11 not look for wine: The thirst, that from the soul doth rise, Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
162 ページ - 11 not look for wine: The thirst, that from the soul doth rise, Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
212 ページ - my dower, I would not wish Any companion in the world but you; Nor can imagination form a shape Besides yourself to like of. • • * » » Hence bashful cunning! And prompt me, plain and holy innocence 1 I am your wife if you will marry me.
167 ページ - Allah given, To lift from earth our low desire. Devotion wafts the mind above, But Heaven itself descends in love; A feeling from the Godhead caught, To wean from self each sordid thought: A ray of Him who formed the whole, A glory circling round the soul.
163 ページ - A youth of frolics, an old age of cards, Fair to no purpose, artful to no end ; Young without lovers, old without a friend; A fop their passion, but their prize a sot; Alive, ridiculous ; and dead, forgot.
11 ページ - Why so pale and wan, fond lover,— Prithee why so pale ? Will, when looking well can't move her, Looking ill prevail ? Prithee why so pale?
167 ページ - Yes, love, indeed is light from Heaven, A spark of that immortal fire; With angels shared, by Allah given, To lift from earth our low desire. Devotion wafts the mind above, But Heaven itself descends in love; A feeling from the Godhead caught, To wean from self each sordid thought: A ray of Him who formed the whole, A glory circling round the soul.
203 ページ - He's expected at noon, and no wight till he comes, May profane the great chair and the porridge of plums ; For the best of the cheer, and the scat by the fire, Is the undenied right of the barefooted friar.
203 ページ - Long flourish the sandal, the cord, and the rope, The dread of the devil, and trust of the pope! For to gather life's roses, unscathed by the briar, Is granted alone to the barefooted friar.
161 ページ - Dear charming saint' Beneath a new receipt for paint; Here in beau-spelling ' true tel deth,' There in her own ' for an el breth ;' Here ' lovely nymph, pronounce my doom,' There ' a safe way to use perfume :

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