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Page 393 - The good old rule, The simple plan, That he shall take who has the power, And he shall keep who can.
Page 220 - Forgive my grief for one removed, Thy creature, whom I found so fair. I trust he lives in thee, and there I find him worthier to be loved.
Page 436 - Again, many tourists are slaves of their clothes, and are too anxious about bag and baggage to enjoy anything. We once travelled with an old bachelor who was much disappointed with the Alps. Why \ He saw them not ! for he was thinking of, and boring us about, those pills he had forgotten at Paris ! Nor should we think back, in a remorseful way, on sights we have missed. " Things without all remedy should be without regret.
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Page 33 - ... the place then, and were quite safe and comfortable ; whilst in the valley below there were two cows and a milkmaid killed." Again De Courcy remonstrated, uselessly ; for there was not one willing to descend the hill with him, and brave the fury of the storm : so they gathered themselves together in Lady Harcourt's Tower. Their situation was appalling enough. Perched on the summit of one of the highest of the Malvern Hills, the valley beneath them appeared, in the distance, as if it were miles...
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