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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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The North American Aboriginal Port-folio

James Otto Lewis - Indians of North America - 1839
...he descends into the dark and narrow vale. A Celebrated Miami Chief . BREWETT. I knew, — I knew it could not last, — 'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly,...childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay : 1 never lov'da tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away ! I never nursed a dear gazelle,...
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Mercedes of Castile: Or, The Voyage to Cathay

James Fenimore Cooper - 1840 - 538 pages
...voyage to the Indies was finally at an end. CHAPTER VIII. "Oh! ever thus, from childhood'* hour I 've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." Latta Rookh. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February, and, in that low latitude,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...Rhenish at a feast, was nevertheless dragooned into the service : ' Thus ever from my natal hour I "ve seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 't was the first to fade away.' The way in which this dolorous quotation was sobbed forth by Arabella,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...flask of Rhenish at a feast, was nevertheless dragoone service : ' Thus ever from my natal hour I 'vo seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But "t was the first to fade away.' The way in which this dolorous quotation was sobbed forth by would...
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Miscellaneous poetry

Herbert Kynaston - English poetry - 1841 - 151 pages
...se subjicit arbos, Laetior, illecebris conspicienda tuis. VII. "'TWAS EVER THUS," &c. [Moon..] 'TWAS ever thus : from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never kept a young gazelle To glad me with its soft dark eye, But, when it came to know me well, And love...
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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - 1841
...out the eyes of the owl before ; I tore the bat's wing — what would you have more? THUS EVER. 0н ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...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...
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The lost brooch, or, The history of another month, by the author of 'The ...

Harriet Mozley - 1841
...see him, for I would not look up, I was reading that beautiful passage for the first time— ' 'Twas ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away.' So it is with him ; but how much worse than with Isabella ! Yet I do not blame him so much ; I know...
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens - 1841
...his pockets, and walked up and down the office with measured steps. "always. 'T was ever thus—from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay,...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...
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Master Humphrey's Clock, Volume 2

Charles Dickens - 1841
...with measured steps. .'It has always been the same with me,'- said Mr. Swiveller, '' always. 'T was ever thus— from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest...decay, I never loved a tree or flower but 'twas the flrst to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, to glad me with its soft black eye, but when it...
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Blackwood's Lady's Magazine of the Belles Lettres, Music, Fine Arts, Drama ...

Blackwood's Lady's Magazine VOL.X 1841 - 1841
...conceal the tear such recollections bring; while he felt he might almost, with Moore's Hindu, exclaim, 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. Such was the man who believed his honour stained...
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