Tales of a Garrison Town

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D. D. Merrill Company, 1892 - Halifax (N.S.) - 250 pages
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Page 248 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Page 14 - My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.
Page 49 - What a strange thing is man ! and what a stranger Is woman ! What a whirlwind is her head, And what a whirlpool full of depth and danger Is all the rest about her ! Whether wed, Or widow, maid or mother, she can change her Mind like the wind : whatever she has said Or done, is light to what she'll say or do ; — The oldest thing on record, and yet new...
Page 11 - EV'RY season hath its pleasures ; Spring may boast her flow'ry prime, Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time. So Life's year begins and closes ; Days, though short'ning, still can shine ; What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
Page 67 - All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women...
Page 248 - Mixter, which it was heartrending to hear; and as the committal words were said — " Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust" — and the first clods fell on the coffin below, he stretched out his arm.
Page 34 - It is not necessary to enter into a detailed account of their hardships.
Page 49 - But even a woman's smiles must be received with caution, it is said, come when they may, for, as the Italians say, " The smiles of a pretty woman are the tears of the purse ; " or, as another version has it, " When a pretty woman laughs it is certain that a purse complains.
Page 53 - People began to wonder what would be the outcome of all this.
Page 177 - A hole was in their amplest parts, As if an imp had worn them.

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