Scenes and characters; or, Eighteen months at Beechcroft. By the author of 'Abbeychurch'.

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Էջ 216 - My Godfathers and Godmothers in my Baptism ; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.
Էջ 340 - Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend. There let Hymen oft appear In saffron robe, with taper clear, And pomp, and feast, and revelry, With mask and antique pageantry; Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream.
Էջ 212 - O guide us, when our faithless hearts From Thee would start aloof, Where Patience her sweet skill imparts Beneath some cottage roof: Revive our dying fires, to burn High as her anthems soar, And of our scholars let us learn Our own forgotten lore.
Էջ 301 - Then opened wide the baron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all; Power laid his rod of rule aside, And Ceremony doffed his pride. The heir, with roses in his shoes, That night might village partner choose; The lord, underogating, share The vulgar game of
Էջ 114 - Angler t' a Fool is next neighbour!' Let him prate! What care we! We're as honest as he! And so, let him take that for his labour!
Էջ 287 - And well, with ready hand and heart, Each task of toilsome duty taking, Did one dear inmate take her part, The last asleep, the earliest waking'.
Էջ 1 - Sin no more." Return, and in thy daily round Of duty and of love, Thou best wilt find that patient faith, Which lifts the soul above. In every innocent prayer, each child Lisps at his father's knee : — If thine has been to teach that prayer, There will be hope for thee. There is a small white church, that stands Beside thy father's grave, There kneel and pour those earnest prayers That sanctify and save.
Էջ 17 - When as no more I find. Henceforth I banish thee my court, Thou art no child of mine ; Nor any part of this my realm By favour shall be thine. Thy elder sisters...
Էջ 1 - M quiet, steady, useful girl, finding her chief pleasure in nursing and teaching her brothers and sisters, and her chief annoyance in her mamma's attempts to make her a fine lady ; but before she had reached her nineteenth year she had learnt to know real anxiety and sorrow.

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