Evenings of a working man. With a preface by C. Dickens

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Página 82 - Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends ; Where roll'd the ocean, thereon was his home, Where a blue sky, and glowing clime, extends, He had the passion and the power to roam ; The desert, forest, cavern, breaker's foam, Were unto him companionship; they spake A mutual language, clearer than the tone Of his land's tongue, which he would oft forsake For Nature's pages glass'd by sunbeams on the lake.
Página viii - I told him, his persistence in his new calling made me uneasy ; and I advised him to abandon it, as strongly as I could. In answer to this dissuasion of mine, he wrote me as manly and straightforward, but withal as modest a letter, as ever I read in my life. He explained to me how limited his ambition was; soaring no higher than the establishment of his wife in some light business and the better education of his children. He set before me the difference between his evening and holiday studies, such...
Página 138 - And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
Página 82 - Could he have kept his spirit to that flight He had been happy ; but this clay will sink Its spark immortal, envying it the light To which it mounts, as if to break the link That keeps us from yon heaven which woos us to its brink.
Página x - He has been very ill for a long, long period ; his disease is a severe and wasting affection of the lungs, which has incapacitated him, these many months, for every kind of occupation. " If I could only do a hard day's work...
Página 34 - Thus, and enamour'd, were in him the same. But his was not the love of living dame, Nor of the dead who rise upon our dreams, But of ideal beauty, which became In him existence, and o'erflowing teems Along his burning page...
Página 168 - O Father! O Creator! thou who art the way, the truth, and the life, thou knowest that I have not deserved this fate;" and then turning to the judges, made the most pathetic declarations of her innocence.
Página 20 - He's a blessed man ! He shall see Thebes again, and call to arms The bold young men that, when he bids 'em charge, Fall on like fire : Arcite shall have a fortune...
Página xi - He is very ill ; the faintest shadow of the man who came into my little study for the first time, halfa-dozen years ago, after the correspondence I have mentioned. He has been very ill for a long period ; his disease is a severe and wasting affection of the lungs, which has incapacitated him these many months for every kind of occupation. 'If I could only do a hard day's work,' he said to me the other day, ' how happy I should be.' " Having these papers by him, amongst others, he bethought himself...
Página 101 - Peter and Paul the apostles, every man's door being shadowed with green birch, long fennel, St. John's wort, orpin, white lilies, and such like, garnished upon with garlands of beautiful flowers, had also lamps of glass, with oil burning in them all the night ; some...

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