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Página 239 - BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts fading away, Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, Let thy loveliness fade as it will, And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart Would entwine itself verdantly still.
Página 137 - Love! in such a wilderness as this, Where transport and security entwine, Here is the empire of thy perfect bliss, And here thou art a god indeed divine.
Página 260 - Flora's children, which have furnished so many pretty allusions to the poets, and which are not yet exhausted ; they are like true friends, — we do not know half their sweetness till they have felt the sunshine of our kindness ; and again, they are like the pleasures of our childhood, the earliest and the most beautiful.
Página 116 - It was agreed that we should fire at the word of command, to be given by one of our seconds. They tossed up, and it fell to my adjutant to give the word. We then left the inn, and walked to a garden at some distance from the house. It was near seven, and the moon shone bright. We stood about eight yards distant, and agreed not to turn round before we fired, but to continue facing each other. Harris gave the word. Both our fires were in very exact time, but neither took effect.
Página 238 - Thou best philosopher, who yet dost keep Thy heritage, thou eye among the blind That, deaf and silent, read'st the eternal deep, Haunted for ever by the eternal Mind, — Mighty Prophet! Seer blest! On whom those truths do rest Which we are toiling all our lives to find...
Página 21 - As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on; and yet, within a month, Let me not think on't: Frailty, thy name is woman!
Página 207 - SUCCESS NOT ALWAYS DEPENDENT ON MERIT. You have heard the proverb, "That some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths, and some with a wooden ladle." The observation is homely, but it is just : it is verified by the experience of all ages ; the most superficial observer has seen it exemplified. The success of most men is influenced by such minute circumstances, and turns on such imperceptible hinges, that no one can...
Página 180 - His heroic deeds are so numerous, so splendid, and so incalculably important, that in him the Biographer is confounded " with excess of light." Of some men, the great deeds require to be told, because they deserve celebration. The celebrity of NELSON is already so universal, that he who endeavours to add to it, incurs the hazard of effecting uo other purpose than the txdjum of a tale a thousand times told.
Página 88 - Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1828. The Heskeths were established in England by one of the companions in arms of the Conqueror, and have flourished in the county of Lancaster for more than seven hundred years, being now in the actual enjoyment of the greater part of the landed property acquired at the commencement of that remote era. The family became eventually separated into two distinguished branches — the Heskeths of Rufford, now represented by Sir Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh, Bart; and the Heskeths...