Sunshine of Domestic Life: Or, Sketches of Womanly Virtues, & Stories of the Lives of Noble Women

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Nelson, 1867 - Women - 303 pages
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Page 148 - The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks : The long day wanes : the slow moon climbs : the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows ; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken,...
Page 179 - Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious lifeblood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Page 208 - I pray you all, good Christian people, to bear me witness that I die a true Christian woman, and that I...
Page 228 - Underneath this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse: Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 181 - and tell you a truth which perchance ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me is that he sent me so sharp and severe parents and so gentle a schoolmaster.
Page 166 - To see Dr Samuel Johnson, the great champion of the English Tories, salute Miss Flora Macdonald in the isle of Sky, was a striking sight; for though somewhat congenial in their notions, it was very improbable they should meet here.
Page 20 - God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands...
Page 218 - Arcadia,' and of whom he had no other advantage than what he received from that partial benevolence of fortune in making him a man : which yet she did in some judgments, recompense in beauty. Her pen being nothing short of his, as I am ready to attest, as far as so inferior a reason may be taken, having seen incomparable letters of hers.

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