Castle-Deloraine; or, The ruined peer, Volumen 2

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Página 103 - I saw him stand Before an altar, with a gentle bride : Her face was fair, — but was not that which made The starlight of his boyhood ! as he stood Even at the altar, o'er his brow there came The selfsame aspect and the quivering shock That in the antique oratory shook His bosom in its solitude ; and then, As in that hour, a moment o'er his face The tablet of unutterable thoughts...
Página 35 - Of its own beauty is the mind diseased, And fevers into false creation ; — where, Where are the forms the sculptor's soul hath seized ? In him alone. Can Nature show so fair...
Página 103 - And all things reeled around him; he could see Not that which was, nor that which should have been, But the old mansion, and the accustomed hall, And the remembered chambers, and the place, The day, the hour, the sunshine, and the shade...
Página 16 - But I'll punish home ; No, I will weep no more.— -In such a night, To shut me out ! • Pour on, I will endure. In such a night as this ! O Regan, Gonerill, Your old kind father, whose frank heart gave all — O ! that way madness lies ; let me shun that ; No more of that Kent.
Página 57 - Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, " 'Tis woman's whole existence ; man may range " The court, camp, church, the vessel, and the mart, " Sword, gown, gain, glory, offer in exchange " Pride, fame, ambition, to fill up his heart, " And few there are whom th^se can not estrange ; " Men have all these resources, we but one, " To love again, and be again undone.
Página 103 - But the old mansion, and the accustom'd hall, And the remember'd chambers, and the place, The day, the hour, the sunshine, and the shade, All things pertaining to that place and hour, And her who was his destiny, came back And thrust themselves between him and the light : What business had they there at such a time?
Página 57 - Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 'Tis woman's whole existence ; man may range The court, camp, church, the vessel, and the mart, Sword, gown, gain, glory, offer in exchange Pride, fame, ambition, to fill up his heart, And few there are whom these can not estrange ; Men have all these resources, we but one, To love again, and be again undone.
Página 34 - Love ! no habitant of earth thou art — An unseen seraph, we believe in thee, A faith whose martyrs are the broken heart, But never yet hath seen, nor e'er shall see The naked eye, thy form, as it should be ; The mind hath made thee, as it peopled heaven, Even with its own desiring phantasy, And to a thought such shape and image given, As haunts the unquenched soul — parched, wearied, wrung, and riven.
Página 78 - Church, with the presence and approval of his father, and never suspected that the performance of both was essential to the legal validity of the marriage, until he heard it from the insidious lips of Lord Deloraine.

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