Respectable Sinners, Volume 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1863

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Page 217 - WHEN the breeze of a joyful dawn blew free In the silken sail of infancy, The tide of time flow'd back with me, The forward-flowing tide of time ; And many a sheeny summer-morn, Adown the Tigris I was borne, By Bagdat's shrines of fretted gold, High-walled gardens green and old ; True Mussulman was I and sworn, For it was in the golden prime Of good Haroun...
Page 56 - ... London, people are so proper, and you are so unkind not to ride with us.' Daisy looked very solemnly from one to the other, and slowly repeated Tennyson's lines : — ' Clara, Clara Vere de Vere, If time is heavy on your hands, Are there no beggars at your gate, Nor any poor about your lands? Oh ! teach the orphan boy to read, And teach the orphan girl to sew ; Pray Heaven for a human heart, And let the foolish yeoman go.
Page 249 - I — oh, I wish I was dead! I wish I was dead...

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