Essays and Sketches

C.C. Gardner, 1882 - 140 Seiten

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Seite 5 - Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel...
Seite 5 - And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel ; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease ; For Summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells.
Seite 74 - How Wallace fought for Scotland; left the name Of Wallace to be found, like a wild flower, All over his dear Country; left the deeds Of Wallace, like a family of Ghosts, To people the steep rocks and river banks, Her natural sanctuaries, with a local soul Of independence and stern liberty.
Seite 84 - Birth, soft-cradled in Imperial Schonbrunn, the winds of heaven not to visit thy face too roughly, thy foot to light on softness, thy eye on splendour ; and then of thy Death, or hundred Deaths, to which the Guillotine and Fouquier Tinville's judgment-bar was but the merciful end?
Seite 84 - Tinville's judgment-bar was but the merciful end? Look there, O man born of woman ! The bloom of that fair face is wasted, the hair is gray with care; the brightness of those eyes is quenched, their lids hang drooping, the face is stony pale as of one living in death.
Seite 92 - States-general, and, indeed, she had good reason to dread their convocation, for one of the very first things the Notables did was to declare the queen the cause of the derangement of the finances. From the first hour of the Revolution, she was an object of fanatical hatred to the mob of Paris.
Seite 109 - ... composed, for, like Winstanley's, it was of wood. It would take too long to follow the details of a building which was then considered a triumph of engineering skill : it is sufficient to say, it stood bravely for fifty years, and fell a victim to fire in 1755 ; the flames spread with rapidity through the dry and heated lantern, and in a few minutes the whole building was in a blaze. As the increasing trade in the Channel impelled its re-erection, the proprietors took at once the necessary steps...
Seite 54 - If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go ; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
Seite 35 - And that unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man...

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