The Rivals of Acadia: An Old Story of the New World

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Wells and Lilly, 1827 - Acadia - 271 pages

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Page 248 - Come, bright improvement! on the car of time, And rule the spacious world from clime to clime ; Thy handmaid arts shall every wild explore, Trace every wave, and culture every shore.
Page 83 - Yet was I calm : I knew the time My breast would thrill before thy look ; But now to tremble were a crime — We met, and not a nerve was shook. I saw thee gaze upon my face, Yet meet with no confusion there: One only feeling could'st thou trace ; The sullen calmness of despair.
Page 122 - I have bedimm'd The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Set roaring war...
Page 102 - I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain became, In its own eddy boiling and o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, My springs of life were poison'd. 'Tis too late! 60 Yet am I changed; though still enough the same In strength to bear what time cannot abate, And feed on bitter fruits without accusing Fate.
Page 92 - I pray you, have the ditty o'er again ; Of all the strains that mewing minstrels sing, The lover's one for me. I could expire To hear a man, with bristles on his chin, Sing soft with upturn'd eyes and arched brows, Which talk of trickling tears that never fall...
Page 209 - tis his face, His voice — I know him now, I know him all.
Page 225 - Hastings' zeal for his dead master's sons. O jealousy! Thou bane of pleasing friendship, Thou worst invader of our tender bosoms; How does thy rancour poison all our softness, And turn our gentle natures into bitterness!
Page 83 - Not exactly beautiful,' replied Stanhope ; though she has, — what is in my opinion far more captivating, — grace, spirit, and intelligence, with beauty enough, I allow, to render her — ' 'Quite irresistible, you would say!' interrupted De Valette ; ' but in good truth, I care not to hear you finish the sentence with such a lover-like panegyric ! ' ' Your admiration of her is very exclusive,' said Stanhope, smiling ; ' but you should not ask an opinion, which you are not willing to hear candidly...
Page 84 - Madame de la Tour, I believe, and Lucie's love of frolic induced her readily to adopt it. You know the fort was seriously threatened before our return; and Madame de la Tour, who had few around her in whom she could confide, found her little page extremely useful in executing divers commissions, which, in her feminine attire, could not have been achieved with equal propriety.' ' I do not think a fondness for disguise is natural to her,' said Stanhope; ' though she seems to have supported her borrowed...
Page 92 - Young, handsome, and agreeable, he confessed himself her lover, and what influence had he, or might he not obtain, over her affections !" While engaged in these reflections at the hour of midnight, " The meditations of Stanhope were suddenly interrupted by the loud barking of a dog, which lay in his kennel below the window; and it was presently answered by a low, protracted whistle, that instantly quelled the vigilant animal's irritation. Arthur mechanically raised his head, to ascertain who was...

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