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" Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away ; I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well, And love me,... "
The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer - Page 225
1855
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Sixty Years of the Life of Jeremy Levis, Volume 2

Laughton Osborn - 1831
...was the feet of her beloved, and her little heart beat loud, ' He is coming now.' " CHAPTER III. O, ever thus, from childhood's hour. I've seen my fondest hopes decay ' I never lov'da tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away ; I never nurs'da dear gazelle, To glad me...
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Sixty Years of the Life of Jeremy Levis, Volume 2

Laughton Osborn - 1831
...was the feet of her beloved, and her little heartbeat loud, ' He is coming now.' " CHAPTER III. O, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay • I never lov'da tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away ; I never imrs'da dear gazelle, To glad me...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music, and Romance

Margaret De Courcy, Beatrice De Courcy - Fashion - 1847
...say, Ned! just— just heard that Miss has heen secretly married these six months ? oh ! oh !— " ' Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my...fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower,' " etc. etc. [Will write it out some other time.] I deserve my punishment. I who have prostituted every...
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Giustina, a poem, by E.S.L.

Elizabeth Susan Abbot (baroness Colchester.) - 1833
...to death consign'd ; But the wreaths which never die, They are those by Sorrow twin'd ! CANTO I. ' Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay — I never lov'da tree or flow'r, But 'twas the first to fade away. * * * * * Now too the joy most like divine...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...and thus the beautiful Hinda,inthe " Fire- Worshippers " of LallaRookh, despondingly exclaims, — " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never lov'da tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." If mourning or grieving be continued for...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...dreams have boded all too right' — We part' — forever part' ... to night'! I knew', I knew' . . it could not last' — 'Twas bright', 'twas heavenly',...flower*, But 'twas the first to fade away'. I never nursed a dear gazelle^, To glad me with its soft black eye', But when it came to know me well', And...
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Uncle Oliver's travels, Persia [by J. Kitto].

John Kitto - 1835
...Mamma, do you recollect them ? Mrs. Oldcastle. I think I do, my dear. Is this what you mean ? — " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my...flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nurs'cl a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well, And love...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Including Melodies, Ballads, Etc

Thomas Moore - 1835 - 419 pages
...Cournan. My dreams have boded all too right — We part — for ever part — to-night ! I knew, I knew it could not last — "Twas bright, 'twas heavenly,...childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never lov'da tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nurs'da dear gazelle, To glad me with...
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Life of Napoleon Buonaparte: With a Preliminary View of the French ..., Volume 9

Walter Scott - France - 1835
...He complained that his strength was sinking under him rapidly.4 1 [Antommarchi, vip 363.] * " 'Twas ever thus — from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest...hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But was the first to fade away." 3 [Antommarchi, vip 37 1-] 4 [" He repeated the attempt three or four...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 14

English literature - 1835
...for I was now taken into partnership ; and my mind sympathized with Moore's beautiful lines : — " Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never nurst a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. " I never nurs'da dear gazelle To glad me...
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