A Winter in Washington: Or, Memoirs of the Seymour Family, Volume 1

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E. Bliss and E. White, 1824
 

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Page ii - Bliss and E. White, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: "A
Page 222 - Power all their end, but beauty all their means. In youth they conquer with so wild a rage As leaves them scarce a subject in their age; For foreign glory, foreign joy, they roam ; No thought of peace, or happiness at home. But wisdom's triumph is well-timed retreat, As hard a science to the fair, as great.
Page 68 - regrets, that sickness of the heart, produced by hope deferred, or an ill-placed confidence in aught that earth can give. Build, then, upon the Rock of Ages; and when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow, thy fabric of happiness shall not be destroyed, but remain secure amidst the " wreck of matter and the crush
Page 3 - WINTER IN WASHINGTON. CHAPTER I. Come, Evening, once again, season of peace: Return, sweet evening, and continue long. —Composure is thy gift. And whether I devote thy gentle hours To books,
Page 7 - I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fire-side enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd retirement
Page 123 - When one is reproved at home, and admired abroad, is it any wonder one should prefer the gay world, to a dull chimney corner ?" " Ah, my child! •When most the world applauds you, most beware ! 'Tis often less a blessing, than a snare : Distrust the world, with your own heart confer, And dread e'en there to find a flatterer.'
Page 136 - An eastern banner o'er the western world, And taught mankind where future empires lay In these fair confines of descending day ; Who sway'da moment with vicarious power'"— " What power ?" exclaimed Mr. O., " precarious ?" " No, vicarious," answered Wilmot. " Harsh, and far-fetched,
Page 222 - in their age; For foreign glory, foreign joy, they roam ; No thought of peace, or happiness at home. But wisdom's triumph is well-timed retreat, As hard a science to the fair, as great. Pope's
Page 24 - needs not the aid of foreign ornament, but is, when unadorned, adorned the most'—is she not ?" " Well," answered Louisa, " since she is a child of nature, she must be right; and then you must acknowledge that the poet must be right too." " With all my heart, if you will likewise
Page 241 - as soon go kindle fire with snow, As seek to quench the fire of love with words.

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