Darien; or, The merchant prince

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Page 1 - And crowds with crimes the records of mankind; For gold his sword the hireling ruffian draws, For gold the hireling judge distorts the laws; Wealth heap'd on wealth, nor truth nor safety buys, The dangers gather as the treasures rise.
Page 100 - I KNOW a maiden fair to see, Take care! She can both false and friendly be, Beware! Beware! Trust her not, She is fooling thee! She has two eyes, so soft and brown, Take care! She gives a side-glance and looks down, Beware! Beware! Trust her not, She is fooling thee!
Page 183 - Faith is not built on disquisitions vain; The things we must believe are few and plain: But since men will believe more than they need, And every man will make himself a creed...
Page 296 - Yet what binds us, friend to friend, But that soul with soul can blend ? Soul-like were those hours of yore ; Let us walk in soul once more...
Page 59 - XXXII. Hush'd were his Gertrude's lips ! but still their bland And beautiful expression seem'd to melt With love that could not die ! and still his hand She presses to the heart no more that felt Ah, heart ! where once each fond affection dwelt. And features yet that spoke a soul more fair.
Page 42 - As warriors wheel'd their culverins of brass, Sprung from the woods, a bold athletic mass, Whom virtue fires, and liberty combines : And first the wild Moravian yagers pass, His plumed host the dark Iberian joins — And Scotia's...
Page 272 - twill be the same story To-morrow, and the next more dilatory. The indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest ? Seize this very minute! What you can do or think you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it! Only engage, and then the mind grows heated : Begin it, and the work will be completed.
Page 30 - The imperfect offices of prayer and praise, His mind was a thanksgiving to the power That made him ; it was blessedness and love...
Page 52 - Here didst thou dwell, here schemes of pleasure plan, Beneath yon mountain's ever beauteous brow : But now, as if a thing unblest by Man, Thy fairy dwelling is as lone as thou...
Page 72 - It was said of Andrew Fletcher, he would lose his life to serve his country, but he would not do a base thing to save it...

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