The way of the world

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Page 194 - Go ! fair example of untainted youth, Of modest wisdom, and pacific truth : Composed in sufferings, and in joy sedate, Good without noise, without pretension great. Just of thy word, in every thought sincere, Who knew no wish but what the world might hear : Of softest manners, unaffected mind, Lover of peace, and friend of human kind : Go, live ! for heaven's eternal year is thine, Go, and exalt thy mortal to divine.
Page 38 - As the storms rock the ravens on high; Bright reason will mock thee, Like the sun from a wintry sky. From thy nest every rafter Will rot, and thine eagle home Leave thee naked to laughter, When leaves fall and cold winds come.
Page 103 - And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
Page 38 - Its passions will rock thee As the storms rock the ravens on high: Bright reason will mock thee, Like the sun from a wintry sky. From thy nest every rafter Will rot, and thine...
Page 246 - During the days of his prosperity, ' when the ear heard him, then it blessed him ; and when the eye saw him it gave witness to him...
Page 239 - Venice Tasso's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear: Those days are gone — but Beauty still is here. States fall, arts fade — but Nature doth not die, Nor yet forget how Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy!
Page 101 - 1 contrario manto Ricopre con la •vista or chiara , or bruna. Perņ , s' alcuna volta i' rido , o canto ; Facciol , perch' i' non ho se non quest' una Via da celare il mio angoscioso pianto.
Page 109 - As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.
Page 302 - If the mountain won't come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
Page 104 - ... merriment, tattling with the talkers, and drifting along the tide of drollery, was there no pensive reflection as, late at night, you sought your dwelling ? — did you not say of laughter, It is mad ? and of mirth, What doeth it T Or, perhaps, at some pleasant time of year, you made up a famous ploy.

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