Amir Khan, & Other Poems ...

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Carvill, 1829 - 204 páginas
 

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Página ii - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States. entitled, " an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act, entitled, " an act, supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Página xxii - LET us, with a gladsome mind, Praise the Lord, for he is kind ; For his mercies aye endure, Ever faithful, ever sure.
Página 107 - WHEN evening spreads her shades around, And darkness fills the arch of heaven ; When not a murmur, not a sound To Fancy's sportive ear is given ; When the broad orb of heaven is bright, And looks around with golden eye ; When Nature...
Página ii - Co. of the said district have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following-, viz. " POEMS, by George Bancroft." In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States...
Página xxv - Besides these were twenty-four school exercises, three unfinished romances, a complete tragedy, written at thirteen years of age, and about forty letters, in a few months, to her mother alone.
Página xi - ... her verses, sent her a complimentary note, enclosing twenty dollars. Her first exclamation was, "Oh, now I shall buy me some books!
Página 136 - I'm sure I ne'er saw any poetry sweeter. It seemed that a law had been recently made That a tax on old bachelors' pates should be laid, And in order to make them all willing to marry, The tax was as large as a man could well carry.
Página 108 - T were almost sacrilege to sing Those notes amid the glare of day ; Notes borne by angel's purest wing, And wafted by their breath away. " When sleeping in my grass-grown bed, Should'st thou still linger here above, Wilt thou not kneel beside my head, And, sister, sing the song I love ? " We insert here a striking circumstance that occurred during a visit she made to her sister the following year.
Página 170 - There is a something which I dread, It is a dark, a fearful thing ; It steals along with withering tread, Or sweeps on wild destruction's wing. That thought comes o'er me in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness ; 'Tis not the dread of death — 'tis more, It is the dread of madness.
Página 126 - Thou wilt need no heavier, thou shalt feel no worse. I see the cloud and the tempest near; The voice of the troubled tide I hear; The torrent of sorrow, the sea of grief, The rushing waves of a wretched life; Thy bosom's bark on the surge I see, And, maiden, thy loved one is there with thee.

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