The Money-lender, Band 1

H. Colburn, 1843
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Seite 240 - Love took up the glass of time, and turned it in his glowing hands; Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands. Love took up the harp of life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
Seite 174 - All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, All are but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame. Oft in my waking dreams do I Live o'er again that happy hour, When midway on the mount I lay, Beside the ruined tower. The moonshine, stealing o'er the scene, Had blended with the lights of eve; And she was there, my hope, my joy, My own dear Genevieve!
Seite 191 - But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand, And the sound of a voice that is still ! Break, break, break, At the foot of thy crags, O sea!
Seite 191 - ... boy, That he shouts with his sister at play ! O well for the sailor lad, That he sings in his boat on the bay ! And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill ; But O for the touch of a...
Seite 198 - Look through mine eyes with thine. True wife, Round my true heart thine arms entwine ; My other dearer life in life, Look through my very soul with thine...
Seite 40 - what gar'd him greet," he said, "I am so sorry for poor Colonel Crawley." And Gil said, " There is more joy in heaven over the sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just men who need no repentance. See to her, for instance, now. Do you mind what the blackbird sang at Glastonbury? " The group which confronted the Prince at this landing was the strangest and quaintest he had met yet. The woman to whom Gil had pointed with his paddle was dressed in...
Seite 159 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, YOUTH at the prow and PLEASURE at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That hush'd in grim repose, expects its evening prey. (In which, by the bye, the words "realm
Seite 100 - ... sound of a sum in millions', she writes, 'tickles the ears of an Englishman; no man so rich, but endeavours to become richer' (i, p. v). And yet, she avers, it is the false philosopher who regards money with supposed contempt. In The Moneylender (1843) she tells her readers: MONEY is indeed power! Of all the masquerading guises in which false Philosophy loves to parade herself, contempt of MONEY the ladder by which almost every earthly advantage is attainable, is surely the most absurd!29 Here...
Seite 121 - In many persons, grief takes the form of anger. A proud spirit, unwilling to display itself covered with dust and ashes, uplifts its head with unbecoming pride, in order to conceal that temporary humiliation.
Seite 98 - A king may make a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' * that : But an honest man's above his might, Good troth he dare not paw that.

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