Queenhoo-Hall: A Romance ; and Ancient Times, a Drama, Volume 2

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J. Ballantyne, 1808
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Page 182 - tis all the bread I 've got." " Enough ! enough ! I ask no more : Hereafter be thy labours less ; May favouring saints increase thy store ! " " Holy Saint Thomas,— is it true ! The scraps of bread both stale and small, Have loaves become, full large and new ; The pitcher foams with mantling ale ! — " The fire, too, blazes high and free, Yet small of wood is its supply ; Nor aught consumed it seems to be, Although the boughs be old and dry !
Page 181 - A fellow-creature's claim I make : Permit me not for want to die, But help ! some help, for mercy's sake ! " " Hold on your way, and you shall find A wealthy Lordling's open gate. Go, friend ; and be your welcome kind ; — He banquets oft, and revels late." " Must I then perish at thy door? "— " Not so- — the rich man's board is spread. Alas ! he spurneth hence the poor, And I have but one crust of bread ; " Of barley bread, full coarse and stale ; My children's breakfast that, and mine : Cheese...
Page 180 - A stranger, passing by, Benighted, weary, and astray ; He asks relief for charity, And shelter till return of day." " What help, in such a woeful shed, Canst thou expect so late to find ? The night is cold, and I 'm in bed ; To wake me, stranger, was unkind.
Page 183 - The scraps of bread both stale and small, Have loaves become, full large and new ; The pitcher foams with mantling ale ! — " The fire, too, blazes high and free, Yet small of wood is its supply ; Nor aught consumed it seems to be, Although the boughs be old and dry ! " Thou art no beggar ! but, I ween, Some fairy elf, or favouring sprite ; Or, in disguise, some angel sheen, Descended from the realms of light !" " Inquire no further — where I dwell, Nor who I am.
Page 183 - Thou art no beggar ! but, I ween, Some fairy elf, or favouring sprite ; Or, in disguise, some angel sheen, Descended from the realms of light !" " Inquire no further — where I dwell, Nor who I am. For thee to know Let it suffice, thou hast done well, And I my blessing will bestow. " Good health shall make thy labours light, And plenty at thy board attend ; Stern death shall not thy soul affright, For CHARITY shall thee befriend.

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