Works, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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E. Moxon, 1871
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Page 316 - It is good to be merry and wise, It is good to be honest and true, It is good to be off with the old love Before you are on with the new.
Page 453 - One stern tyrannic thought that made All other thoughts its slave; Stronger and stronger every pulse Did that temptation crave, Still urging me to go and see The dead man in his grave...
Page 453 - And peace went with them, one and all, And each calm pillow spread ; But Guilt was my grim Chamberlain That lighted me to bed ; And drew my midnight curtains round, With fingers bloody red...
Page 450 - He told how murderers walk the earth Beneath the curse of Cain, With crimson clouds before their eyes, And flames about their brain For blood has left upon their souls Its everlasting stain !
Page 451 - O God! it made me quake to see Such sense within the slain; But when I touched the lifeless clay, The blood gushed out amain! For every clot a burning spot Was scorching in my brain! "My head was like an ardent coal, My heart as solid ice; My wretched, wretched soul, I knew, Was at the Devil's price: A dozen times I groaned the dead Had never groaned but twice.
Page 447 - Twas in the prime of summer time, An evening calm and cool, And four-and-twenty happy boys Came bounding out of school : There were some that ran, and some that leapt, Like troutlets in a pool.
Page 415 - The body-snatchers they have come, And made a snatch at me; It's very hard them kind of men Won't let a body be...
Page 302 - A little fairy comes at night, Her eyes are blue, her hair is brown, With silver spots upon her wings, And from the moon she flutters down.
Page 413 - Blessings be with them, and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares, The Poets, who on earth have made us Heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! Oh!
Page 137 - Tantalus' gold, described by Homer, no substance, but mere illusions. When she saw herself descried, she wept, and desired Apollonius to be silent, but he would not be moved, and thereupon she, plate, house, and all that was in it, vanished in an instant : many thousands took notice of this fact, for it was done in the midst of Greece.

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