New Poems: Chronicles and characters. Orval, and other poems

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Ticknor and Fields, 1868
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Page 481 - Sometimes like women or unwedded maids, Shadowing more beauty in their airy brows Than have the white breasts of the Queen of love...
Page 102 - By himself obeyed. If such a man there be, where'er Beneath the sun and moon he fare, He cannot fare amiss...
Page 173 - I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh.
Page 66 - s many a man has lived to curse the taste of that fruit on his lip. But never was any man yet, as I ween, be he whosoever he may, That has known what a true friend is, Will, and wished that knowledge away.
Page 71 - Talk not of genius baffled: genius is master of man. Genius does what it must ; and Talent does what it can.
Page 65 - I would live for your sake, if I could. Ay, there are some good things in life, that fall not away with the rest. And, of all best things upon earth, I hold that a faithful friend is the best.
Page 459 - When the Tzar he read these words, His thoughts were as long and as sharp as swords. " God of my fathers, what shall I choose ? If a heavenly empire, then must I lose All that is dearest to me upon earth ; But if that the heavenly here I refuse, What then is the earthly worth? It is but a day, It passeth away, And the glory of earth full soon is o'er, And the glory of God is more and more.
Page 67 - Bitter ? I dare not be bitter in the few last hours left to live. Needing so much forgiveness, God grant me at least to forgive. There can be no space for the ghost of her face down in the narrow room, And the mole is blind, and the worm is mute, and there must be rest in the tomb. And just...
Page 68 - Faltered with pleasures that pleased not, and fame where no fame could be, And how shall I look, do you think, Will, when the angels are looking on me? Yet oh ! the confident spirit once mine, to dare and to do...
Page 99 - That man is great, and he alone, Who serves a greatness not his own, For neither praise nor pelf; Content to know and be unknown: Whole in himself.

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