A Dictionary of Difficulties; Or, Appendix to the French Grammar ...

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E. Wilson, 1837 - French language - 296 pages
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Page 262 - So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse : all good to me is lost ; Evil, be thou my good : by thee at least Divided empire with heaven's King I hold, By thee, and more than half perhaps will reign ; As man ere long and this new world shall know.
Page 261 - O thou that, with surpassing glory crowned, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god Of this new World — at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminished heads — to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name, 0 Sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams...
Page 221 - I WAS ever of opinion, that the honest man who married, and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
Page 262 - Ay me ! they little know How dearly I abide that boast so vain. Under what torments inwardly I groan, While they adore me on the throne of Hell. With diadem and sceptre high advanced, The lower still I fall, only supreme In misery : such joy ambition finds.
Page 262 - Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath and infinite despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell; And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep, Still threatening to devour me, opens wide, To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.
Page 229 - Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Page 261 - And understood not that a grateful mind By owing owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted and discharged...
Page 262 - None left but by submission; and that word Disdain forbids me, and my dread of shame...
Page 230 - A cheerful mind is not only disposed to be affable and obliging ; but raises the same good humour in those who come within its influence. A man finds himself pleased, he does not know why, with the cheerfulness of his companion. It is like a sudden sunshine that awakens a secret delight in the mind, without her attending to it. The heart rejoices of its own accord, and naturally flows out into friendship and benevolence towards the person who has so kindly an effect upon it.
Page 251 - Why, you may think there's no being shot at without a little risk — and if an unlucky bullet should carry a quietus with it — I say, it will be no time then to be bothering you about family matters.

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