Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading

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Charles Scribner, 1854 - American literature - 311 pages

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Page 144 - No sport of every random gust, Yet being to myself a guide, Too blindly have reposed my trust ; And oft, when in my heart was heard...
Page 144 - There are who ask not if thine eye Be on them ; who, in love and truth, Where no misgiving is, rely Upon the genial sense of youth : Glad hearts ! without reproach or blot ; Who do thy work and know it not ; Oh ! if through confidence misplaced They fail, thy saving arms, dread Power ! around them cast.
Page 208 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness...
Page 79 - So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
Page 267 - Subtle as Sphinx ; as sweet, and musical, As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair ; And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.
Page 224 - ... encumbered with claims — and took up her own abode on the new plantation. Living in an humble dwelling — and relinquishing many of her habitual comforts — -she devoted herself with such zeal, untiring industry, and indomitable resolution to the attainment of her object, that her success triumphed over every difficulty, and exceeded the expectations of all who had discouraged her. She not only paid her husband's debts to the full, but secured for her children and descendants a handsome and...
Page 222 - how came you here ?' "'Oh, I thought, 'replied I, 'you would need nurses as well as soldiers.
Page 119 - Impostor, do not charge most innocent Nature, As if she would her children should be riotous With her abundance...
Page 65 - But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover! A savage place ! as holy and enchanted As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted By woman wailing for her demon-lover...
Page 145 - Why, assure you, signior, rich apparel has strange virtues : it makes him that hath it without means, esteemed for an excellent wit : he that enjoys it with means, puts the world in remembrance of his means : it helps the deformities of nature, and gives lustre to her beauties ; makes continual holiday where it shines...

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