Village belles [by A. Manning] 3 vols, Volume 3

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Page 196 - OFT has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking spark, With eyes that hardly served at most To guard their master 'gainst a post : Yet round the world the blade has been, To see whatever could be seen. Returning from his...
Page 233 - The bridal is over, the guests are all gone, The bride's only sister sits weeping alone ; The wreath of white roses is torn from her brow, And the heart of the bridemaid is desolate now.
Page 315 - I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather, I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed.
Page 179 - And in sweet madness robb'd it of itself; But such a sacred and home-felt delight, Such sober certainty of waking bliss, I never heard till now.
Page 143 - ... shadows, fated By Heaven's high will to make the light Of future skies appear more bright. And thus, at lowest ebb, man's thoughts are oft elated. He deems not that the very struggle Of active virtue, and the war She bravely holds with present ill, Sustain'd by hope, does by the skill Of some conceal'd and happy juggle, Become itself the good which yet seems distant far.
Page 274 - He that giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord;" and added, "if you approve of your security, down with your money.
Page 80 - Tt is certain that you are a very tiresome man," observed Mrs. Parkinson. Her husband did not appear to hear her. " Well, Hannah," said he, " you have not told me yet how you came to be here.
Page 336 - ... change in his way of life that was demanded, and then to find a single detail of it almost intolerable, to shrink from coming face to face with the man who was to fill his place. He leaned forward, with his elbow on the table and his eyes shaded by his hand, while Mr. Dexter repeated the sum of the conversation between himself and Mr. Lansdell, and thought that the feelings of a disembodied spirit, revisiting the scene where it had lived, been replaced, and forgotten, would be something like...
Page 162 - The responsibility no longer rested upon himself, and he felt more at ease than he had done for some time. He did not think it necessary to visit him so often as heretofore. He did not like the chamber of affliction. "And there is no occasion," he would say to himself, " now Margaret has taken the matter in hand.
Page 299 - May I have the pleasure of dancing the next quadrille with you, Miss Wellford?

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