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Page 295 - Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own : He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Page 136 - Let her not be poor, how generous soever. For a man can buy nothing in the market with gentility. Nor choose a base and uncomely creature altogether for wealth; for it will cause contempt in others, and loathing in thee.
Page 268 - Knight he has passed through the fearful gate ; The lion and tiger he stoop'd above, And his fingers have closed on the lady's glove ! All shuddering and stunn'd, they beheld him there — The noble knights and the ladies fair ; But loud was the joy and the praise the while He bore back the glove with his tranquil smile ! With a tender look in her softening eyes, That promised reward to his warmest sighs, Fair Cunigonde rose her knight to grace — He tossed the glove in the lady's face ! " Nay,...
Page 114 - ... the ice, and bind to their shoes bones, as the legs of some beasts, and hold stakes in their hands headed with sharp iron, which sometimes they strike against the ice; and these men go on with speed as doth a bird in the air, or darts shot from some warlike engine : sometimes two men set themselves at a distance, and run one against another, as it were at tilt, with these stakes, wherewith one or both parties are thrown down, not without some hurt to their bodies ; and after their fall, by reason...
Page 267 - Rose the lion with a roar, And stood the strife before ; And the wild-cats on the spot, From the blood-thirst, wroth and hot, Halted still. Now from the balcony above A snowy hand let fall a glove : Midway between the beasts of prey, Lion and tiger, — there it lay, The winsome lady's glove ! Fair Cunigonde said, with a lip of scorn, To the knight Delorges, " If the love you have sworn Were as gallant and leal as you boast it to be, I might ask you to bring back that glove to me...
Page 115 - ... greedy of honour, and desirous of victory, do thus exercise themselves in counterfeit battles, that they may bear the brunt more strongly, when they come to it in good earnest.
Page 136 - When it shall please God to bring thee to man's estate use great providence and circumspection in choosing thy wife. For from thence will spring all thy future good or evil. And it is an action of life, like unto a stratagem of war ; wherein a man can err but once. If thy estate be good, match near home and at leisure ; if weak, far off and quickly.
Page 114 - Some are better practised to the Ice, and bind to their Shoes Bones, as the Legs of some Beasts, and hold Stakes in their Hands, headed with sharp Iron, which sometimes they strike against the Ice; and these Men go on with Speed, as doth a Bird in the Air, or Darts shot from some warlike Engine...
Page 136 - Beware thou spend not above three or four parts of thy revenues, nor above a third part of that in thy house; for the other two parts will do no more than defray thy extraordinaries, which always surmount the ordinary by much: otherwise thou shalt live like a rich beggar...
Page 253 - ... pleases , Old and young have alike their desire; The Harvest the Husbandman seizes , Through the wood and the chase sweeps the Squire. The Merchant his warehouse is locking — The Abbot is choosing his wine — Cries the Monarch, the thoroughfares blocking, "Every toll for the passage is mine! " All too late , when the sharing was over, Comes the Poet — He came from afar — Nothing left can the laggard discover , Not an inch but its owners there are.

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