The Bachelor of the Albany

Harper & brothers, 1848 - 223 páginas

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Página 43 - It withers like an evil eye ; it blights like a parent's curse ; unkinder than ingratitude ; more biting than forgotten benefits. It comes with sickness on its wings, and rejoices only the doctor and the sexton ! When Charon hoists a sail, it is the north-east that swells it ; it purveys for Famine, and caters for Pestilence. From the savage realms of the Czar, it comes with desolating sweep, laden with moans from Siberian mines, and sounding like echoes of the knout ; but not a fragrant breath brings...
Página 93 - Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast ; Still to be powdered, still perfumed: Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art's hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is not sound. Give me a look, give me a face; That makes simplicity a grace ; Robes loosely flowing, hair as free : Such sweet neglect more taketh me, Than all the adulteries of art ; They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Página 171 - ... mind; you may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flower of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession.
Página 99 - She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love : A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky.
Página 164 - O fountain Arethuse, and thou honour'd flood, Smooth-sliding Mincius, crown'd with vocal reeds, That strain I heard was of a higher mood; But now my oat proceeds, And listens to the herald of the sea That came in Neptune's plea; He ask'd the waves, and ask'd the felon winds, What hard mishap hath doom'd this gentle swain?
Página 1 - Yea, but he hath a great charge of children, as if it were an abatement to his riches. But the most ordinary cause of a single life is liberty, especially in certain self-pleasing and humorous minds, which are so sensible of every restraint, as they will go near to think their girdles and garters to be bonds and shackles.
Página 13 - Oh teach us, Bathurst ! yet unspoil'd by wealth ! That secret rare, between th' extremes to move Of mad Good-nature, and of mean Self-love.
Página 212 - At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts ; But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Página 179 - Under the opening eyelids of the Morn, We drove a-field, and both together heard What time the gray-fly winds her sultry horn.
Página 18 - Then those departments never came into collision ; there was no confusion of jurisdictions, or clash of offices ; there wae a place for every thing, and every thing was in its place. The butler did not groom the horses, nor did the groom open the wine ; the cook never made the beds, the housemaids never dressed the dinner ; the kitchen did not intrude into the hall, and the nursery was never known to invade the parlor.

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