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Página 353 - He call'd them untaught knaves, unmannerly, To bring a slovenly, unhandsome corse Betwixt the wind and his nobility.
Página 233 - All quiet along the Potomac," they say, "Except now and then a stray picket Is shot, as he walks on his beat, to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket.
Página 155 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Página 233 - Far away in the cot on the mountain. His musket falls slack ; his face, dark and grim, Grows gentle with memories tender, As he mutters a prayer for the children asleep; For their mother — may Heaven defend her!
Página 122 - There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us that it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.
Página 280 - Fountain-heads and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves ; Moonlight walks when all the fowls Are warmly housed, save bats and owls; A midnight bell, a parting groan, These are the sounds we feed upon.
Página 361 - O'er lesser powers that be; But a mightier power and stronger Man from his throne has hurled, For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.
Página 80 - ... it : for these winding and crooked courses are the goings of the serpent; which goeth basely upon the belly, and not upon the feet. There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious...
Página 219 - Poet and saint! to thee alone are given The two most sacred names of Earth and Heaven. The hard and rarest union which can be Next that of Godhead with humanity.
Página 175 - For the force of a similitude not being to prove anything to a contrary disputer, but only to explain to a willing hearer, when that is done, the rest is a most tedious prattling, rather over-swaying the memory from the purpose whereto they were applied than any whit informing the judgment, already either satisfied or by similitudes not to be satisfied.

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