Marriage [by S.E. Ferrier].

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It's unfair, I think, to make comparisons between Ferrier and Jane Austen. Whilst there are areas of similarity (and Ferrier was known to admire Austen), the comparison does Ferrier no favours. It's ... Leer reseña completa

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Página 54 - The dew shall weep thy fall to-night ; For thou must die. Sweet Rose, whose hue, angry and brave, Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye, Thy root is ever in its grave, And thou must die. Sweet Spring, full of sweet days and roses, A box where sweets compacted lie, My music shows ye have your closes, And all must die.
Página 181 - I have found out a gift for my fair, I have found where the wood-pigeons breed : But let me that plunder forbear. She will say 'twas a barbarous deed...
Página 60 - Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch, Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
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Página 239 - And he saw the lean dogs beneath the wall Hold o'er the dead their carnival, Gorging and growling o'er carcass and limb...
Página 239 - As it slipp'd through their jaws, when their edge grew dull, As they lazily mumbled the bones of the dead, When they scarce could rise from the spot where they fed; So well had they broken a lingering fast With those who had fallen for that night's repast.
Página 58 - ... full glory, either at the rising or setting of it, he would be so transported and amazed, and so admire the glory of it, that he would not willingly turn his eyes from that first ravishing object to behold all the other various beauties this world could present to him.
Página 175 - ... and be lord paramount over kitchen and larder. His disappointment was therefore great at finding all the solid joys of red deer and moorgame, kippered salmon and mutton hams, ' vanish like the baseless fabric of a vision,
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Página 55 - ... then left me ; that he had a plentiful estate, and not a heart to think so ; that he had at this time many law-suits depending, and that they both damped his mirth, and took up so much of his time and thoughts, that he himself had not leisure to take the sweet content that I, who pretended no title to them, took in his fields...

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