Too lightly broken, Volume 1

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Page 219 - As slow our ship her foamy track Against the wind was cleaving, Her trembling pennant still look'd back To that dear isle 'twas leaving. So loath we part from all we love, From all the links that bind us ; So turn our hearts as on we rove, To those we've left behind us.
Page 24 - I SAW from the beach, when the morning was shining, A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on ; I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining, The bark was still there, but the waters were gone.
Page 161 - And yet it never was in my soul To play so ill a part : But evil is wrought by want of Thought, As well as want of Heart...
Page 2 - THERE be none of Beauty's daughters With a magic like thee ; And like music on the waters Is thy sweet voice to me...
Page 246 - I've been wand'ring away — To see thus around me my youth's early friends, As smiling and kind as in that happy day? Though haply o'er some of your brows, as o'er mine, The snow-fall of time may be stealing — what then? Like Alps in the sunset, thus lighted by wine, We'll wear the gay tinge of youth's roses...
Page 114 - Devoted, however, as my life is. and has long been, to the instruction and guidance of the young in no inconsiderable numbers, I shall, without further preface, imagine myself in the midst of my own school, and talk familiarly to you as I would, and do. to them. And allow me to add my congratulations to those of your other friends, for the ample, beautiful, and convenient arrangements that have been made for you, in the school-houses of this city ; and especially in the new one we have just examined....
Page 79 - Tis not prating, but working that brings in the harvest. 'Tis not the action, but the intention, that is good or bad.
Page 251 - ... who has spent all the best years of his life in the bush, till his ideas now barely range beyond the limits of sheep-shearing and wool-selling.
Page 89 - I will give you plenty of musical treats whilst you are with me. And now tell me, how did you leave your good friends the Murrays ? "

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