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Phillips & Sampson, 1849

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Page 232 - O'ER wayward childhood wouldst thou hold firm rule, And sun thee in the light of happy faces ; Love, Hope, and Patience, these must be thy graces, And in thine own heart let them first keep school. For as old Atlas on his broad neck places Heaven's starry globe, and there sustains it, so Do these upbear the little world below Of Education, Patience, Love, and Hope.
Page 232 - Yet haply there will come a weary day, When overtasked at length Both Love and Hope beneath the load give way. Then, with a statue's smile, a statue's strength, Stands the mute sister, Patience, nothing loth, And both supporting does the work of both.
Page 92 - Around the fav'rites of the sky. " Thy gentle flows of guiltless joys On fools and villains ne'er descend : In vain for thee the tyrant sighs, And hugs a flatterer for a friend. " Directress of the brave and just...
Page 92 - FRIENDSHIP, peculiar boon of heaven, The noble mind's delight and pride. To men and angels only given, To all the lower world denied. While love unknown among the blest, Parent of thousand wild desires, The savage and the human breast Torments alike with raging fires; With bright, but oft destructive, gleam, Alike o'er all his lightnings fly ; Thy lambent glories only beam Around the fav'rites of the sky.
Page 232 - For as old Atlas on his broad neck places Heaven's starry globe, and there sustains it, so Do these upbear the little world below Of Education, Patience, Love, and Hope. Methinks, I see them grouped, in seemly show, The straightened arms upraised, the palms aslope, And robes that, touching as adown they flow, Distinctly blend, like snow embossed in snow.
Page 199 - A transition from an author's book to his conversation, is too often like an entrance into a large city, after a distant prospect. Remotely, we see nothing but spires of temples and turrets of palaces, and imagine it the residence of splendor, grandeur, and magnificence ; but, when we have passed the gates, we find it perplexed with narrow passages, disgraced with despicable cottages, embarrassed with obstructions, and clouded with smoke, No.
Page 185 - I did love so well, When humming - like a happy bee, Along some primrose dell, I thought, oh! what a lovely world Is this, dear God has given; And wondered any one should seek For any other heaven...
Page 305 - ... probation before receiving formal permission to render each other happy or miserable for life. " Medwin, your father is waiting for you ; all is ready for your departure," said Sutherland. Ella sobbed bitterly, and Medwin whispered to her " True constancy no time, no power can move, He that hath known to change ne'er knew to love.
Page 230 - ... to hold them. I have noticed even a false shame evinced at giving any evidence of susceptibility to the lovable emotions, and rudeness affected to hide the tenderness that was yearning to burst forth. To these I would say, in the beautiful language of a popular song, Love now ! ere the heart feels a sorrow, Or the bright sunny moments are flown, Love now ! for the dawn of to-morrow May find thee unloved and alone.
Page 300 - Nothing very appalling," said a quiet lady-like person, un peu passee, who sat knitting in the background ; " our uncle was my guardian as well as yours, Ella, and you know that, although I have possessed my legal liberty eleven years, I have voluntarily continued to make his house my home.

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