Autumnal Leaves: Tales and Sketches in Prose and Rhyme

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C.S. Francis & Company, 1857 - 365 էջ

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Էջ 9 - A form more fair, a face more sweet, Ne'er hath it been my lot to meet. "And her modest answer and graceful air Show her wise and good as she is fair.
Էջ 233 - Our life is turned Out of her course, wherever man is made An offering, or a sacrifice, a tool Or implement, a passive thing employed ' As a brute mean, without acknowledgment Of common right or interest in the end ; Used or abused, as selfishness may prompt.
Էջ 82 - Love had he found in huts where poor Men lie : His daily Teachers had been Woods and Rills, The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills.
Էջ 296 - He might have shown that these hunters whose game is man have many sports analogous to our own. As we drown whelps and kittens, they amuse themselves now and then with sinking a ship, and stand round the fields of Blenheim or the walls of Prague as we encircle a cock-pit. As we shoot a bird flying, they take a man in the midst of his business or pleasure, and knock him down with an apoplexy. Some of them, perhaps, are virtuosi, and delight...
Էջ 297 - Many a merry bout have these frolic beings at the vicissitudes of an ague ; and good sport it is, to see a man tumble with an epilepsy, and revive and tumble again, and all this he knows not why.
Էջ 174 - Only, O Lord, in thy dear love Fit us for perfect Rest above ; And help us, this and every day, To live more nearly as we pray.
Էջ 231 - ve learned sad lessons from the years, But slowly, and with many tears ; For God made me to kindly view The world that I am passing through.
Էջ 205 - Thus feelings of ill-will were followed by misery and loss. Joe's temper grew more and more vindictive, and the love of talking over his troubles at the gin-shop increased upon him. Poor Mrs. Smith cried, and said it was all owing to Reuben Black, for a better-hearted man never lived than her Joe when she first married him. Such was the state of things when Simeon Green purchased the farm adjoining Reuben's. This had been much neglected, and had caught thistles and other weeds from the neighbouring...
Էջ 211 - I've got enough to do to attend to my own business." The civil request that he might be allowed to use his oxen and chains for a few minutes, being answered in this surly tone, Simeon silently walked off, in search of a more obliging neighbour. The men who had been left waiting with the patient and suffering oxen scolded about Reuben's...

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