Lara: A Tale

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John Murray, 1814 - 70 páginas
 

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Página 15 - All was so still, so soft in earth and air, You scarce would start to meet a spirit there ; Secure that nought of evil could delight To walk in such a scene, on such a night...
Página 25 - With more capacity for love than earth Bestows on most of mortal mould and birth...
Página 51 - Night wanes — the vapours round the mountains curl'd, Melt into morn, and Light awakes the world. Man has another day to swell the past, And lead him near to little, but his last ; But mighty Nature bounds as from her birth, The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth ; Flowers in the valley, splendour in the beam, Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. Immortal man ! behold her glories shine, And cry, exulting inly,
Página 8 - A high demeanour, and a glance that took Their thoughts from others by a single look ; And that sarcastic levity of tongue, The stinging of a heart the world hath stung...
Página 25 - There was in him a vital scorn of all : As if the worst had fall'n which could befall, He stood a stranger in this breathing world, An erring spirit from another hurl'd...
Página 14 - It was the night — and Lara's glassy stream The stars are studding, each with imaged beam : So calm, the waters scarcely seem to stray, And yet they glide like happiness away...
Página 101 - Oh ! she was good as she was fair. None— none on earth above her ! As pure in thought as angels are, To know her was to love her.
Página 4 - The unwonted faggots' hospitable blaze; And gay retainers gather round the hearth, With tongues all loudness, and with eyes all mirth. The chief of Lara is return'd again: And why had Lara cross'd the bounding main ? Left by his sire, too young such loss to know, Lord of himself; — that heritage of woe, That fearful empire which the human breast But holds to rob the heart within of rest!— VOL.

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