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Page 331 - Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Page 418 - Her white wings flying — never from her foes — She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.
Page 500 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Page 135 - Of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth...
Page 58 - King to place, or to depose him, Dwelleth not in my desire, But the duty which he owes him, To his master pays the squire.
Page 104 - ... and pulled me down on the body of an old man who was breathing out his last sigh. As the officer was pressing me to the ground we wrestled together among the dying and the dead with the energy of despair. I struggled with this man till I pulled him down, and happily got again upon my legs — (I afterwards found that he never rose again) — and scrambling over a pile of corpses, I made my way back into the body of the church, where I found my friends, and we succeeded in reaching the sacristy...
Page 172 - I approve of the business: only I desire to advise you that your' foot company ' may be turned into a troop of horse; which indeed will, by God's blessing, far more advantage the Cause than two or three companies of foot; especially if your men be honest godly men, which by all means I desire. I thank God for stirring up the youth to cast in their mite, which I desire may be employed to the best advantage; therefore my advice is, that you would employ your Twelve-score Pounds to buy pistols and saddles,...
Page 307 - ... Scarron's fun revived. When asked by the notary what was the young lady's fortune, he replied: 'Four louis, two large wicked eyes, one fine figure, one pair of good hands, and lots of mind.' 'And what do you give her?' asked the lawyer. — 'Immortality,' replied he, with the air of a bombastic poet 'The names of the wives of kings die with them — that of Scarron's wife will live for ever!
Page 140 - Her eyebrow's shape was like the aerial bow, Her cheek all purple with the beam of youth, Mounting at times to a transparent glow, As if her veins ran lightning: she, in sooth, Possess'd an air and grace by no means common; Her stature tall— I hate a dumpy woman.