Dermot O'Brien, Or, The Taking of Tredagh: A Tale of 1649

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Stringer & Townsend, 1849 - 166 pages
 

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Page 94 - Then bugle's note and cannon's roar the death-like silence broke, And with one start, and with one cry, the royal city woke.
Page 95 - Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past; which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done...
Page 41 - A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command ; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With something of an angel 13 light. XV. I WANDERED LONELY. 1804. I WANDERED lonely as a cloud...
Page 137 - God ! it is a fearful thing To see the human soul take wing In any shape, in any mood...
Page 137 - He faded, and so calm and meek, So softly worn, so sweetly weak, So tearless, yet so tender kind, And grieved for those he left behind; With all the while a cheek whose bloom Was as a mockery of the tomb...
Page 26 - DAY set on Norham's castled steep,* And Tweed's fair river, broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone : The battled towers, the donjon keep,* The loophole grates, where captives weep, The flanking walls that round it sweep, In yellow lustre shone.
Page 137 - I've seen the sick and ghastly bed Of Sin delirious with its dread: But these were horrors this was woe Unmix'd with such but sure and slow. He faded, and so calm and meek, So softly worn, so sweetly weak, So tearless, yet so tender kind, And grieved for those he left behind...

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