The history of Netterville, a chance pedestrian (Google eBook)

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Page 66 - I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul ; freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres ; Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porcupine...
Page 43 - The mouldering gateway strews the grass-grown court. Once the calm scene of many a simple sport ; When nature pleased, for life itself was new, And the heart promised what the fancy drew.
Page 104 - There is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons who need no repentance.
Page 65 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Page 107 - There's nothing in this world can make me joy ; Life is as tedious as a twice told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
Page 10 - The Lord gave and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 248 - Sweet harmonist! and beautiful as sweet! And young as beautiful! and soft as young! And gay as soft! and innocent as gay ! And happy (if aught happy here) as good ! For Fortune fond, had built her nest on high.
Page 149 - My virtue, prudence, honour, interest, all Before this universal monarch fall. Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray ; Who can tread sure on the smooth slippery way? Pleased with the passage, we slide swiftly on, And see the dangers which we cannot shun.
Page 267 - Ah, that deceit should steal such gentle shape, And with a virtuous vizor hide deep vice! He is my son, ay, and therein my shame; 30 Yet from my dugs he drew not this deceit.

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