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Seite 206 - When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all silver-white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo...
Seite 126 - But me, not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care ; Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies ; My fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own.
Seite 363 - Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground : for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
Seite 38 - Christian kings, inflamed by black desire, With honourable ruffians in their hire, Cause war to rage, and blood around to pour : Of this sad work when each begins to tire, They sit them down just where they were before, Till for new scenes of woe peace shall their force restore.
Seite 311 - At length, I well remember, after a conversation in the open air, at the root of an old tree at Holwood, just above the steep descent into the vale of Keston, I resolved to give notice, on a fit occasion, in the House of Commons, of my intention to bring the subject forward.
Seite 130 - Every one accustomed to very young children knows how seldom one can get an answer even to so simple a question as whether a thing is black or white ; the idea of black or white seems alternately to fill their minds. So it was with these Fuegians...
Seite 337 - The forehead and temples had lost little or nothing of their muscular substance ; the cartilage of the nose was gone, but the left eye, in the first moment of exposure, was open and full, though it vanished almost immediately ; and the pointed beard...
Seite 55 - Of prelatists abjured : though here their dust Lies mixt with murderers and other crew, Whom justice justly did to death pursue. But as for them no cause was to be found Worthy of death ; but only they were...
Seite 170 - Item. Ten thousand francs to the subaltern officer Cantillon, who has undergone a trial upon the charge of having endeavoured to assassinate Lord Wellington, of which he was pronounced innocent. Cantillon had as much right to assassinate that ofigarckist, as the latter had to send me to perish upon the rock of St. Helena.
Seite 391 - An example to his order, a blessing to his people, and a name to be by them ever gratefully remembered.

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