Aims and ends, a novel, by C.C.G.

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Page 117 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 265 - WHY should we faint and fear to live alone, Since all alone, so Heaven has will'd, we die,* Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own, Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh...
Page 24 - O my cousin, shallow-hearted ! O my Amy, mine no more! O the dreary, dreary moorland! O the barren, barren shore!
Page 47 - In glowing health, with boundless wealth, But sickening of a vague disease, You know so ill to deal with time, You needs must play such pranks as these.
Page 265 - Each in his hidden sphere of joy or woe Our hermit spirits dwell, and range apart, Our eyes see all around in gloom or glow — Hues of their own, fresh borrow'd from the heart.
Page 1 - Gorgeous flowerets in the sunlight shining, Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day, Tremulous leaves, with soft and silver lining, Buds that open only to decay ; Brilliant hopes, all woven in gorgeous tissues, Flaunting gaily in the golden light ; Large desires, with most uncertain issues, Tender wishes, blossoming at night ! These in flowers and men are more than seeming; Workings are they of the self-same powers, Which the Poet, in no idle dreaming, Seeth in himself and in the flowers.
Page 194 - She buried her face in her hands, as if to shut out the remembrance of her own passionate words.
Page 58 - ... that he could not bear her to be out of his sight; that he appeared vexed and uncomfortable wflen anyone else engrossed her attention even for a time.

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