Christmas in the Olden Time, Or, The Wassail Bowl

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H. Hurst, 1846 - Christmas stories, English - 141 pages

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Page 112 - Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Do I take part : the rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance : they being penitent, The sole drift of my purpose doth extend Not a frown further : Go, release them, Ariel ; My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore, And they shall be themselves.
Page 61 - Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to heaven : the fated sky Gives us free scope; only, doth backward pull Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.
Page 124 - And drink to your hearts desiring. With the last yeeres brand Light the new block, and For good successe in his spending, On your psaltries play, That sweet luck may Come while the log is a teending.
Page 35 - How beautiful is night ! A dewy freshness fills the silent air; No mist...
Page 124 - Come, bring with a noise, My merrie, merrie boys, The Christmas log to the firing; While my good dame, she Bids ye all be free, And drink to your heart's desiring.
Page 1 - Oh, hear that pattering shower! Haste, boy ! — this gloomy hour Demands relief; the cheerful tapers light. Though now my home around Still roars the wintry sound, Methinks 'tis Summer by this festive blaze ! My books, companions dear, In seemly ranks appear, And glisten to my fire's far-flashing...
Page 108 - Luke, it is put forth to show that "joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety-and-nine just persons who need no repentance.

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