Tales of the Woods and Fields

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Harper & Brothers, 1836 - English fiction - 278 pages
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Page 179 - ... in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And behold, there came a voice unto him, and said. What doest thou here, Elijah?
Page 14 - Yes ! let the rich deride, the proud disdain These simple blessings of the lowly train ; To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art...
Page 14 - These simple blessings of the lowly train; To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art Spontaneous joys, where nature has its play. The soul adopts, and owns their first-born sway; Lightly they frolic o'er the vacant mind, Unenvied, unmolested, unconfined.
Page 158 - Everything that he proposed commencing was to be completed for his boy ; everything that he erected was to last for several generations. In this sense, his apprenticeship was ended : with the feeling of a father, he had acquired all the virtues of a citizen. He felt this, and nothing could exceed his joy. " O needless strictness of morality...
Page 14 - Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. Proud swells the tide with loads of freighted ore, And shouting Folly hails them from her shore...
Page 5 - I know, The sum of all that makes a just man happy Consists in the well choosing of his wife : And there, well to discharge it, does require Equality of years, of birth, of fortune ; For beauty being poor, and not cried up By birth or wealth, can truly mix with ueithcr. And wealth, where there's such difference in years, And fair descent, must make the yoke uneasy : — But I come nearer.

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