Geoffrey's wife, by Stanley Hope, Volume 2

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Page 76 - ... garment of untrodden snow; Yon darksome rocks, whence icicles depend So stainless that their white and glittering spires Tinge not the moon's pure beam ; yon castled steep Whose banner hangeth o'er the time-worn tower So idly that rapt fancy deemeth it A metaphor of peace ; — all form a scene Where musing solitude might love to lift Her soul above this sphere of earthliness; Where silence undisturbed might watch alone — So cold, so bright, so still.
Page 33 - 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 239 - It was singular, too, that he made me promise that night, that if anything happened to him, I would take care of you and Ethel.
Page 67 - There was not a ripple on the surface of the water. The basaltic ledges of Thunder Cape, even to the features of the Sleeping Giant, were duplicated in the water below.
Page 157 - ... covering her face with her hands and rocking herself to and fro, while Agatha stood looking at her.
Page 28 - ... You have all seen the pretty butterflies flying about from flower to flower on a fine summer's day ; and have you ever seen a rough-looking worm like this?" holding up the picture of a caterpillar. " Oh, yes, in the garden, among the cabbages." " Do you know what it is called ?" " A caterpillar." " Now, I am going to tell you something which I know will surprise you.

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