Publications, Volume 9

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Page 71 - I'll quit my prey, And grant a kind reprieve; In hopes you'll have no more to say But when I call again this way, Well pleased the world will leave.
Page 70 - THE tree of deepest root is found Least willing still to quit the ground. 'Twas therefore said, by ancient sages, That love of life increased with years So much, that, in our later stages, When pains grow sharp, and sickness rages. The greatest love of life appears.
Page 73 - that at the best, I seldom am a welcome guest; But don't be captious, friend, at least; I little thought you'd still be able To stump about your farm and stable : Your years have run to a great length ; I wish you joy, though, of your strength !" "Hold!" says the farmer; "not so fast! I have been lame these four years past.
Page 72 - He passed his hours in peace; But while he viewed his wealth increase, While thus along life's dusty road The beaten track content he trod, Old Time, whose haste no mortal spares, Uncalled, unheeded, unawares, Brought on his eightieth year.
Page 73 - Yet there's some comfort still,' says Death. ' Each strives your sadness to amuse, I warrant you have all the news.' ' There's none,' cries he : ' and if there were, I'm grown so deaf, I could not hear.
Page 72 - Th' unwelcome messenger of fate Once more before him stood. Half stilled with anger and surprise, So soon return'd ! old Dobson cries. So soon, d'ye call it ! Death replies. Surely, my friend, you're but in jest ; Since I was here before 'Tis six-and-thirty years at least, And you are now four-score. So much the worse...
Page 72 - that at the best I seldom am a welcome guest ; But don't be captious, friend ; at least I little thought you'd still be able To stump about your farm and stable ; Your years have run to a great length, I wish you joy, though, of your strength." " Hold ! " says the farmer, "not so fast, I have been lame these four years past."
Page 70 - Quit your sweet bride, and come with me.' ' With you ! and quit my Susan's side ? With you ! ' the hapless husband cried ;
Page 71 - Quit your sweet bride, and come with me." " With you ! and quit my Susan's side? With you ! " the hapless husband cried ; " Young as I am, 'tis monstrous hard! Besides, in truth, I'm not prepared : My thoughts on other matters go ; This is my wedding-day, you know.
Page 72 - He chaffered then, he bought, he sold, Nor once perceived his growing old, Nor thought of Death as near : His friends not false, his wife no shrew, Many his gains, his children few, He...

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