Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 17

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William Blackwood, 1825 - England


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Page 146 - The sword, the banner, and the field, Glory and Greece, around me see! The Spartan, borne upon his shield, Was not more free. Awake! (not Greece — she is awake!) Awake, my spirit! Think through whom Thy life-blood tracks its parent lake. And then strike home!
Page 347 - As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteemst the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would," Like the poor cat i
Page 146 - Awake ! (not Greece — she is awake !) Awake, my spirit ! Think through whom Thy life-blood tracks its parent lake, And then strike home ! Tread those reviving passions down, Unworthy manhood ! — unto thee Indifferent should the smile or frown Of beauty be. If thou regret'st thy youth, why live ? The land of honourable death Is here : — up to the field, and give Away thy breath ! Seek out — less often sought than found — A soldier's grave, for thee the best ; Then look around, and choose...
Page 146 - My days are in the yellow leaf ; The flowers and fruits of love are gone; The worm, the canker, and the grief Are mine alone!
Page 98 - While rivers flow, and woods are green. At times there come, as come there ought, Grave moments of sedater thought, — When fortune frowns, nor lends our night One gleam of her inconstant light ; And hope, that decks the peasant's bower, Shines like the rainbow through the shower : 0 then I see, while seated nigh, A mother's heart shine in thine eye ; And proud resolve, and purpose meek, Speak of thee more than words can speak...
Page 149 - gin to fear that thou art past all aid From me and from my calling; yet so young, I still would— Man. Look on me! there is an order Of mortals on the earth, who do become Old in their youth, and die ere middle age, Without the violence of warlike death...
Page 569 - DUTIES ; Or, Instructions to Young Married Ladies on the Management of their Households, and the Regulation of their Conduct in the various Relations and Duties of Married Life. By Mrs. W.
Page 481 - Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea, and one on shore, To one thing constant never. Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blithe and bonny. Converting all your sounds of woe Into Hey nonny, nonny.
Page 525 - Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the varied bustle of resort Were all too ruffled and sometimes impaired. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i...
Page 550 - Coming through the rye. Gin a body meet a body Coming through the rye ; Gin a body kiss a body, Need a body cry...

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