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Gall., 1881 - 448 pages
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Page 202 - God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen: Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen.
Page 32 - A little more sleep, a little more slumber, a little " more folding of the hands to sleep.
Page 143 - Never give up ! there are chances and changes Helping the hopeful a hundred to one; And through the chaos High Wisdom arranges Ever success — if you'll only hope on: Never give up ! for the wisest is boldest, Knowing that Providence mingles the cup, And of all maxims the best is the oldest, Is the true watchword of Never give up ! Never give up ! though the grape-shot may rattle.
Page 142 - NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER give up ! it is wiser and better Always to hope, than once to despair; Fling off the load of Doubt's cankering fetter, And break the dark spell of tyrannical care: Never give up ! or the burden may sink you — Providence kindly has mingled the cup, And in all trials or troubles, bethink you, The watchword of life must be, Never give up...
Page 42 - Tis not long since, it cannot be long, — My years so soon were spent, — Since I was a boy, both straight and strong ; Yet now am I feeble and bent. A dream, a dream, — it is all a dream, A strange, sad dream, good sooth ; For old as I am, and old as I seem, My heart is full of youth.
Page 228 - Ho ! Brother, I'ma Britisher, A chip of heart of oak, That wouldn't warp or swerve or stir From what I thought or spoke, — And you — a blunt and honest man, Straightforward, kind, and true, I tell you, Brother Jonathan, That you're a Briton too. I know your heart, an...
Page 202 - Thy choicest gifts in store On her be pleased to pour ; . Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voioe, God save the Queen.
Page 260 - Marked an old trout, who shuns the sunny skies, And, nightly prowler, loves the hazel shade : Well thrown !• — you hold him bravely, — off he speeds, Now up, now down, — now madly darts about ! Mind, mind your line among those flowering reeds, — How the rod bends ! — and hail, thou noble...
Page 140 - ALL'S for the best! be sanguine and cheerful, Trouble and sorrow are friends in disguise, Nothing but Folly goes faithless and fearful, Courage for ever is happy and wise: All for the best, — if a man would but know it, Providence wishes us all to be blest, This is no dream of the pundit or poet, Heaven is gracious, and — All's for the best!
Page 140 - All for the best, — if a man would but know it , Providence wishes us all to be blest ; This is no dream of the pundit or poet ; Heaven is gracious, and — all's for the best ! All for the best...

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