Redwood: A Tale

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George P. Putnam, 1850 - American fiction - 457 pages
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Page 41 - Fleecy locks and black complexion Cannot forfeit Nature's claim ; Skins may differ, but affection? Dwells in white and black the same.
Page 240 - A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
Page 256 - A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation : I the Lord will hasten it in his time.
Page 262 - Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Page 322 - Twas for your pleasure you came here — you shall go back for mine." Ah, luckless speech, and bootless boast, for which he paid full dear! For, while he spake, a braying ass did sing most loud and clear; Whereat his horse did snort, as he had heard a lion roar, And galloped off with all his might, as he had done before.
Page 262 - And Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 262 - Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
Page 444 - The charm dissolves apace; And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason.
Page 65 - Dans toutes les classes, en France, on sent le besoin de causer : la parole n'y est pas seulement, comme ailleurs, un moyen de se communiquer ses idées , ses sentiments et ses affaires, mais c'est un instrument dont on aime à jouer, et qui ranime les esprits, comme la musique chez quelques peuples , et les liqueurs fortes chez quelques autres.
Page 241 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us, He knows each chord its various tone, Each spring its various bias : Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it ; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.

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