Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments,: Tending to Amuse the Fancy, and Inculcate Morality, Volume 1

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author., 1797 - Anecdotes - 304 pages
 

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Page 70 - ... person then in his power. He mentioned this to no one; but, as soon as it was dark, retired to his garden...
Page 123 - ... a cracked bell — a bow unstrung — a crown tumbled in pieces — towers in ruins — the signpost of a tavern, called The World's End...
Page 40 - And not a cloud o'ercafts the folemn fcene ; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And ftars unnumber'd gild the glowing pole : O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure...
Page 60 - ... not get him again. Follow after him no more, for he is too far off ; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare. As for a wound, it may be bound up, and after reviling there may be reconciliation ; but he that bewrayeth secrets, is without hope.
Page 49 - Which against death some weapon does not bear. Let cities boast that they provide For life the ornaments of pride ; But 'tis the country and the field, That furnish it with staff and shield.
Page 150 - These two incongruous animals spent much of their time together in a lonely orchard, where they saw no creature but each other. By degrees an apparent regard began to take place between these two sequestered individuals. The fowl would...
Page 32 - Vanity and transient Glory of all this habitable World; how, by the Force of one Element breaking loose upon the rest, all the Varieties of Nature, all the Works of Art, all the Labours of Men, are reduced to nothing; all that we admired and adored before, as great...
Page 15 - ... manners, had been a gay man, and was well acquainted with the town. He had often heard Flavilla toasted by rakes of quality, and had often seen her at public places.
Page 164 - ... will but quicken it to action. Depart, therefore, and be thankful for all things : put thy...
Page 8 - ... of fashion, and treated by those of a lower class with distant respect. Flavilla thus continued to move in a sphere, to which she had no claim ; she was perpetually surrounded with elegance and splendour, which the caprice of others, like the rod of an enchanter, could dissipate in a moment, and leave her to regret the loss of enjoyments, which she could neither hope to obtain nor cease to desire. Of this, however, Flavilla had no dread. She was remarkably tall for her age, and was celebrated...

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