Miscellanies, Količina 1

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Harper, 1877
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Stran 196 - the past to pain. of care, In all my griefs — and God has given my In all my wanderings round this world share — I still had hopes my latest hours to crown, Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down ; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting by repose
Stran 211 - 1 Dreadfully staring Through muddy impurity, As when with the daring Last look of despairing Fixed on futurity. Perishing gloomily, Spurred by contumely Cold inhumanity, Burning insanity Into her rest. Cross her hands humbly As if praying dumbly, Over her breast 1 Owning her weakness, Her evil behavior, And leaving with meekness Her sins to
Stran 151 - Dreading even fools, by flatterers besieged, And so obliging that he ne'er obliged : Like Cato give his little senate laws, And sit attentive to his own applause ; While wits and templars every sentence raise, And wonder with a foolish face of praise ; Who would not weep if Atticus were he?" Who but must laugh if such a man there be,
Stran 65 - Mr. President, — The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place, I present myself before Congress to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country. mending the interests of our dearest country to the
Stran 129 - the world with their contests and disputes, — I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. And, when I read the several dates on the tombs of some that died yesterday and some 600 years ago, I consider that Great Day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.
Stran 157 - Of Night primeval and of Chaos old ; Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away ; Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppressed, Closed, one by one, to everlasting rest;— » Thus, at her fell approach and
Stran 48 - Cordelia, Cordelia, stay a little ! ' « Vex not his ghost —oh! let him pass — he hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer ! ' Hush! Strife and Quarrel, over
Stran 196 - O blest retirement, friend to life's decline! Retreats from care that never must be mine — How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labor with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temp
Stran 130 - holy men, with the same sceptic placidity. " Look what a little vain dust we are," he says, smiling over the tombstones ; and catching, as is his wont, quite a divine effulgence as he looks heavenward, he speaks, in words of inspiration almost, of " the Great Day, when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.
Stran 538 - Thus seeing Gilpin fly, With post-boy scamp'ring in the rear, " Six gentlemen upon the road They raised the hue and cry : — "'Stop thief! stop thief! —a highwayman!' Not one of them was mute ; And all and each that passed that way Did join in the pursuit. Flew open in short space ; The toll-men thinking, as before,

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