The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington, Volume 2

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T. C. Newby, 1855
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Page 260 - WHEN the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies dead — When the cloud is scattered The rainbow's glory is shed. When the lute is broken, Sweet tones are remembered not; When the lips have spoken, Loved accents are soon forgot.
Page 96 - Origines ; or, Remarks on the Origin of several Empires, States, and Cities,
Page 128 - What are these, So wither'd, and so wild in their attire ; That look not like the inhabitants o
Page 314 - E'en while with us thy footsteps trod, His seal was on thy brow. Dust to its narrow house beneath ! Soul to its place on high ! They that have seen thy look in death, No more may fear to die.
Page 301 - Let others in the field their arms employ, But stay my Hector here, and guard his Troy." The chief replied : "That post shall be my care, Not that alone, but all the works of war. How would the sons of Troy, in arms...
Page 216 - But all this is too late. I love you, and you love me, — at least, you say so, and act as if you did so, which last is a great consolation in all events. But /more than love you, and cannot cease to love you. " Think of me, sometimes, when the Alps and the ocean divide us, — but they never will, unless you wish it.
Page 226 - The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument...
Page 8 - In 1 Vol. 14s. THE AGE OF PITT AND FOX. By the Author of " Ireland and its Rulers." The Times says : " We may safely pronounce it to be the best text-book that we have yet seen of the age which it professes to describe.
Page 175 - I looked yesterday at the worst parts of the Monk. These descriptions ought to have been written by Tiberius at Caprea — they are forced — the philtered ideas of a jaded voluptuary. It is to me inconceivable how they could have been composed by a man of only twenty — his age when he wrote them. They have no nature — all the sour cream of cantharides.
Page 101 - But marriage with this admirable lady was forbidden by law ! She was a Roman Catholic ; sincerely attached to the religion of her forefathers, she refused to purchase a crown by conforming to any other ; and the law declared, that whoever married a Catholic should forfeit all right to the crown of these realms, as if he were naturally dead. This law, however, was unknown to her, and, blinded by various pretences, she was induced to consent to a clandestine marriage, which is supposed to have been...

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