The friend of the family (concluded) Merton


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Página 192 - I remember a mass of things, but nothing distinctly ; a quarrel, but nothing wherefore. — O, that men should put an enemy in their mouths, to steal away their brains ! that we should, with joy, revel, pleasure, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts ! lago.
Página 253 - He'll never meet A joy so sweet In all his noon of fame, As when first he sung to woman's ear His soul-felt flame, And, at every close, she blushed to hear The one loved name!
Página 9 - how the world wags: 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine; And after one hour more 'twill be eleven; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.
Página 302 - tis by the lapwing found.* " But if for me thou dost forsake Some other maid, and rudely break Her worshipp'd image from its base, To give to me the ruin'd place; — " Then, fare-thee-well ! — I'd rather make My bower upon some icy lake When thawing suns begin to shine, Than trust to lore so false as thine'!
Página 227 - Fenton :— Mariamne, with superior charms, Triumphs o'er reason: in her look she bears A paradise of ever-blooming sweets ; Fair as the first idea...
Página 245 - ... a support. This illustration, however, has been so often employed, that it has become trite. The poet looking more narrowly upon the object, observed that it clung to its support by means of a tendril. Hence he elaborates the following beautiful comparison : " The heart, like a tendril, accustomed to cling, Let it grow where it will, cannot flourish alone, But will lean to the loveliest nearest thing It can twine with itself and make closer its own.
Página 95 - Fathers their children and themselves abuse, that wealth a husband for their daughters choose.— Shirley. For any man to match above his rank, is but to sell his liberty.— Massinger. But happy they, the happiest of their kind, whom gentle stars unite ; and in...
Página 143 - Mercy upon us, what on earth shall I do, madam! my mind is so occupied — my time, my business so urgent — what in the world is to become of me?" " Am I slighted, then, Sir?" exclaimed the indignant lady. " You shall repent this ! " — Upon which all her love suddenly turning to hatred, she began to scream in a tone which was likely to alarm the whole neighbourhood, and again involve our hero in a dilemma somewhat more serious than that out of which he had just extricated himself. Nothing was...
Página 169 - n belle donne oneste atti soavi Sono un deserto, e fere aspre, e selvagge. SONETTO. QUEL Rosignuul che sì soave piagne Forse suoi figli, o sua cara consorte, Di 'dolcezza empie il cielo e le campagne Con tante note sì pietose e scorte, E tutta notte par che m' accompagne, E mi rammento la mia dura sorte ; Ch' altri che me non ho di cui mi lagne ; Che 'n Dee non credev
Página 100 - The uninitiated call a man a dandy who wears a stiff neckcloth, or stays, or whiskers, or anything outre, even if he live in the city, and be detectable in a playhouse lobby, or on a great shining horse with a new saddle, in the park on a Sunday. Never was such a mistake — Felton was really a dandy ; he lived in the best society, knew every body and every thing, could distinguish the hand of...

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