Alice Allan: The Country Town, Et Cet

G.B. Whittaker, 1825 - 295 páginas

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Página 165 - BREATHES there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand ! If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And...
Página 76 - WHO DRY'ST THE MOURNER'S TEAR ! Air — HAYDN. " He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up thai wounds." — Psalm cxlvii. 3. OH ! Thou who dry'st the mourner's tear, How dark this world would be, If, when deceived and wounded here, We could not fly to Thee.
Página 177 - ... of mankind, have a right to be furnished with the necessaries, conveniences, and moderate enjoyments of life, at their expense for whose benefit they forego the usual means of providing them. Accordingly all municipal laws have provided a liberal and decent maintenance for their national priests or clergy...
Página 92 - Oh ! there are looks and tones that dart An instant sunshine through the heart, — As if the soul that minute caught Some treasure it through life had sought...
Página 63 - Be it a weakness, it deserves some praise, We love the play-place of our early days ; . The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none.
Página 149 - O'er all his heart shall Taste and Beauty sway ! Free on the sunny slope or winding shore, With hermit steps to wander and adore...
Página 39 - He's but a coof for a' that. For a' that, and a' that, His ribbon, star, and a' that, The man of independent mind, He looks, and laughs at a' that. A king can make a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an Honest Man's aboon his might : Gude faith ! he mauna fa' that. For a
Página 79 - Alas! the love of women! it is known To be a lovely and a fearful thing; For all of theirs upon that die is thrown, And if 'tis lost, life hath no more to bring To them but mockeries of the past alone...
Página 141 - Bretagne, the English gained the prize. After this, the Kings of France and England retired to a tent, where they drank together, and the King of England, seizing the King of France by the collar, said, " My brother, I must wrestle with you," and endeavoured once or twice to trip up his heels; but the King of France, who is a dexterous wrestler, twisted him round, and threw him on the earth with prodigious violence. The King of England wanted to renew the combat, but was prevented.
Página 165 - Smith, they be made good cheap in this kingdom : for whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth the liberal sciences, and, to be short, who can live idly and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called master, and shall be taken for a gentleman.

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