Richelieu, Or The Broken Heart: An Historical Tale

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Page 99 - Tis left to fly or fall alone. With wounded wing, or bleeding breast, Ah ! where shall either victim rest ? Can this with faded pinion soar ' From rose to tulip as before ? Or Beauty, blighted in an hour, Find joy within her broken bower...
Page 55 - Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other.
Page 16 - Why this is hell, nor am I out of it : Think'st thou that I who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of Heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells, In being deprived of everlasting bliss ? O Faustus!
Page 52 - REMORSE is as the heart in which it grows : If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews Of true repentance ; but if proud and gloomy, It is a poison-tree, that pierced to the inmost Weeps only tears of poison ! Alv.
Page 76 - Woe waits the insect and the maid; A life of pain, the loss of peace, From infant's play, and man's caprice: The lovely toy so fiercely sought Hath lost its charm by being caught, For every touch that wooed its stay Hath brushed its brightest hues away, Till charm, and hue, and beauty gone, 'Tis left to fly or fall alone.
Page 36 - Ten million of sesterces !". On this he observed that if they would give him but a hundred thousand they might throw his body into the Tiber. The Pantomimi were quite of a different class. They were tragic actors, and usually mute; they combined the arts of gesture, music, and dances of the most im,pressive character. Their silent language has often drawn tears by the pathetic emotions they excited; " Their very nod speaks, their hands talk, and their fingers have a voice,
Page 45 - She tried to dissuade him, enumerated all the bad consequences of such an alliance ; but he would listen to no reasoning nor take any denial. Finding all remonstrances vain, she left him one morning, went into a neighbouring street, and...
Page 16 - I who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells In being depriv'd of everlasting bliss? O Faustus, leave these frivolous demands, Which strike a terror to my fainting soul.
Page 22 - Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow: The rest is all but leather and prunella.

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