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Wide of the Mark, by the Author of 'Recommended to Mercy', Etc
Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
No preview available - 2012
amongst Arthur Brandon Ballina Ballinacarrig beautiful believe better blessing breast Captain Castle Roy child Colonel Brandon cruel Culnagore dear death dread duty Earl Eveline's evil eyes face fact father fear feel felt followed girl Glaedhuil hand happy hear heart hope hour husband inauspicious day Ireland Irish Jack Nugent Kath Kathleen Delaval Kellerby Kelly Kyleumra Lady Bal Lady Desmond Lady Eve Lady Eveline Desmond laughed Lina Lina's lips lived look Lord Dhunagh Lord Ross Lord Rossferry lover M'Bean Mabel Maggie Calder Major Nugent marriage Mimmie mind Miss Delaval Miss Rigden mother Mulhany never once Paddy pain passed passion Pat Kelly Pat Mooney perhaps poor Pritchard Rossferry's Ruddington Saxon secret seemed silent smile soul spirit strange Susan sweet tell tender terrible thing thought trust truth Ulick voice whilst whispered wife wish woman words yer honour young
Page 200 - OH happiness ! our being's end and aim ! Good, pleasure, ease, content ? whate'er thy name : That something still which prompts th' eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die, Which still so near us, yet beyond us lies, O'er-look'd, seen double, by the fool, and wise.
Page 305 - Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light them for ourselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.
Page 16 - As travellers oft look back at eve, When eastward darkly going, To gaze upon that light they leave Still faint behind them glowing,— So, when the close of pleasure's day To gloom hath near consign'd us, We turn to catch one fading ray Of joy that's left behind us.
Page 176 - The future cannot contradict the past : Mortality's last exercise and proof Is undergone ; the transit made that shows The very Soul, revealed as she departs.
Page 153 - Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain.
Page 218 - No action, whether foul or fair, Is ever done, but it leaves somewhere A record, written by fingers ghostly, As a blessing or a curse, and mostly In the greater weakness or greater strength Of the acts which follow it, till at length The wrongs of ages are redressed, And the justice of God made manifest!
Page 182 - The secret Strength of things Which governs thought, and to the infinite dome Of Heaven is as a law, inhabits thee ! And what were thou, and earth, and stars, and sea, If to the human mind's imaginings Silence and solitude were vacancy ? July 23, 1816.