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Page 68 - To move, but doth if th' other do. And, though it in the centre sit, Yet, when the other far doth roam, It leans and hearkens after it, And grows erect as that comes home. Such wilt thou be to me, who must Like th
Page 61 - A REFLECTION AT SEA. SEE how, beneath the moonbeam's smile, Yon little billow heaves its breast, And foams and sparkles for a while, And murmuring then subsides to rest. Thus man, the sport of bliss and care, Rises on Time's eventful sea ; And, having swell'da moment there, Thus melts into eternity ! AN INVITATION TO SUPPER TO MRS.
Page 237 - ASK me why I send you here This firstling of the infant year; Ask me why I send to you This primrose all bepearl'd with dew ; I straight will whisper in your ears, The sweets of love are wash'd with tears...
Page 289 - Tis given from a scanty store, And missed while it is given ; 'Tis given — for the claims of earth Are less than those of heaven. Few, save the poor, feel for the poor ; The rich know not how hard It is to be of needful food And needful rest debarred.
Page 314 - But thou hast suffered for my sake, Whilst this relief I found, Like fearless lips that strive to take The poison from a wound ! My fond affection thou hast seen, Then judge of my regret, To think more happy thou hadst been, If we had never met. And has that thought been shared by thee ? Ah no, that smiling cheek Proves more unchanging love for me Than labored words could speak.
Page 27 - ... infant — health and joy and light Bloomed on its cheek, and sparkled in its eye ; And its fond mother stood delighted by, To see its morn of being dawn so bright. Again I saw it, when the withering blight Of pale disease had fallen, moaning lie On that sad mother's breast — stern death was nigh, And Life's young wings were fluttering for their flight Last, I beheld it stretched upon the bier, Like a fair flower untimely snatched away, Calm and unconscious of its mother's tear, Which on its...
Page 287 - ... evenings should be happily passed at home, that their friends should be your friends, that their engagements should be the same as yours, and that various innocent amusements should be provided for them in the family circle. Music is an accomplishment chiefly valuable as a home enjoyment, as rallying round the piano the various members of the family, and harmonizing their hearts as well as voices, particularly in devotional strains.
Page 277 - The man is a right monk," cried Rufus, " and to have a piece of money he dreameth such things. Give him, therefore, an hundred pence, and bid him dream of better fortune to our person.
Page 237 - Ask me why this flower does show So yellow-green, and sickly too ? Ask me why the stalk is weak And bending (yet it doth not break) ? I will answer : These discover What fainting hopes are in a lover.
Page 312 - He then returned to the house, and found the ladies assembled round the tea-table, when they smilingly told him they had enjoyed their walk in the shrubberies excessively ; and that they needed no escort. He was now determined to go beyond them in praise of his solitary evening walk, and said that he had never enjoyed himself so much in his life ; that he had met a butterfly, with whom he had wandered in the regions of fancy, which had afforded him much more pleasure than he would have found in chasing...