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Страница 171 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.
Страница 93 - Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries ! Happiest they of human race, To whom God has granted grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, and force the way ; And better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
Страница 411 - I give this heavy weight from off my head, And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand, The pride of kingly sway from out my heart ; With mine own tears I wash away my balm, With mine own hands I give away my crown...
Страница 257 - We do not know them in the fountain, but in the stream ; not in the root, but in the stem ; for we know not which is the mean man that did rise above the vulgar.
Страница 350 - As when in tumults rise the ignoble crowd, Mad are their motions and their tongues are loud ; And stones and brands in rattling volleys fly, And all the rustic arms that fury can supply. If then some grave and pious man appear, They hush their noise and lend a listening ear ; He soothes with sober words their angry mood, And quenches their innate desire of blood.
Страница 481 - It is the curse of kings, to be attended By slaves, that take their humours for a warrant To break within the bloody house of life ; And, on the winking of authority, To understand a law ; to know the meaning Of dangerous majesty, when, perchance, it frowns More upon humour, than advis'd respect.
Страница 203 - Shafton when he looked elsewhere, and were dropped at once when they encountered his, that she was irresistible ! In fine, the affectionate delicacy of her whole demeanour, joined to the promptitude and boldness she had so lately evinced, tended to ennoble the services she had rendered, as if some sweet engaging Grace Put on some clothes to come abroad, And took a waiter's place.
Страница 107 - Ewphues and his England, was in the very zenith of his absurdity and reputation. The quaint, forced, and unnatural style which he introduced by his Anatomy of Wit...
Страница 210 - Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

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