Tales of fancy, Volume 2

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Page 252 - See the wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again : The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.
Page 336 - When icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd blows his nail And Tom bears logs into the hall And milk comes frozen home in pail, When blood is nipp'd and ways be foul, Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit; Tu-who, a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
Page 305 - Enjoy the present smiling hour, And put; it out of fortune's power; The tide of business, like the running stream, Is sometimes high, and sometimes low, A quiet ebb, or a tempestuous flow, And always in extreme.
Page 428 - ... success, that Blanch adds: " I have my dear mother's own authority for saying, that, since I was eight years old, she never knew me deviate in a, single instance from the strictest veracity; and whatever I told her, how improbable soever it might seem at first, she would, after looking earnestly in my face a moment, smilingly declare that she implicitly believed, because her little Bianca had said it!
Page 210 - ... never been seen with a frown upon his brow, nor ever been heard to address a petulant sentence to either boor, squire, man or woman. The deuce is in it, my dear Anne, if, after serving so long an apprenticeship to the art of governing his, temper, he may not permit himself, for once, the indulgence of bouncing a little at a half-crazy Viscountess, without danger of incurring universal odium!
Page 209 - ... probability, that I shall never be able to compose my countenance when I think of it! Why, it will be something akin to there being an inveterate feud between the lamb and the dove! I have not the least idea how your father will accommodate himself to the novel dignity of having an irascible character to support. The danger is, that he will forget his cue in three days...
Page 208 - ... to which he haJ recourse. * * " When they were gone, my mother sat down, and laughed so immoderately at the recollection of the whole scene, that I could not entirely forbear participating in her unexpected risibility. Yet, I anticipated consequences from what had passed, which she either did not, or would not, foresee. I hinted...
Page 210 - Except to herself, that is a matter of no moment," replied my mother. " Her rancour, if she chuses to harbour any, cannot possibly dŽ Sir Geoffry the smallest injury. So much of ' the milk of human' kindness' is known to abound in his composition• that, if she venture to speak harshly of him, she will be universally scouted. He has now lived several years upon this estate...
Page 214 - Clavering, however, says, that she still would be better any where else; for that nothing can be more awkward than her occasional attempts to play the part of nurse. She mistakes one medicine for another, bringing him drops when he ought to take powders: if he asks for drink she gives it to him scalding hot; always forgets which arm was injured; takes...
Page 211 - ... the pleasure of pouring out one for lim. " ' It will cheer your spirits, my dear," added she, ' which have seemed unusually depressed to night.

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