The Sisters: Or the History of Lucy and Caroline Sanson, Entrusted to a False Friend. In Two Volumes. ...

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T. Waller, 1754
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Page 149 - This is the state of man : To-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope ; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him : The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost; And, — when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, — nips his root, And then he falls, as I do.
Page 127 - And from its course turn back Omnipotence ? " Forbid it! and oh ! grant, great God, at least This one, this slender, almost no request ; When I have wept a thousand lives away, When torment is grown weary of its prey, When I have rav'd ten thousand years in fire, Ten thousand thousand, let me then expire.
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