Aims and ends, a novel, by C.C.G. (Google eBook)

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Page 117 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 265 - WHY should we faint and fear to live alone, Since all alone, so Heaven has will'd, we die,* Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own, Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh...
Page 24 - O my cousin, shallow-hearted ! O my Amy, mine no more! O the dreary, dreary moorland! O the barren, barren shore!
Page 47 - In glowing health, with boundless wealth, But sickening of a vague disease, You know so ill to deal with time, You needs must play such pranks as these.
Page 265 - Each in his hidden sphere of joy or woe Our hermit spirits dwell, and range apart, Our eyes see all around in gloom or glow Hues of their own, fresh borrow'd from the heart.
Page 1 - Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining, Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day, Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining, Buds that open only to decay ; Brilliant hopes, all woven in gorgeous tissues, Flaunting gaily in the golden light ; Large desires, with most uncertain issues, Tender wishes, blossoming at night ! These in flowers and men are more than seeming; Workings are they of the self-same powers, Which the Poet, in no idle dreaming, Seeth in himself and in the flowers.
Page 194 - She buried her face in her hands, as if to shut out the remembrance of her own passionate words.
Page 58 - ... that he could not bear her to be out of his sight; that he appeared vexed and uncomfortable wflen anyone else engrossed her attention even for a time.

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