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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 Ladies' Pearl, Volume 2

Women - 1842
...thro' endless years — One minute ol Heaven is worth them all. For the Ladies' Pearl. MATILDA MORGAN. Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay; 1 never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nurs'da dear gazelle, . To...
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The Christian Family Annual, Volumes 2-3

1843
...be continued.) Original. THE YOUTH'S PORTFOLIO. BY THEODORE THINKER. No. II. DISAPPOINTED HOPES. " OH ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away." SEVERAL years ago in a retired village of Connecticut lived Emma Willington. When about fourteen years...
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The Christian Family Magazine, Volume 2

1843
...be continued.) Original. THE YOUTH'S PORTFOLIO. BY THEODORE THINKER. NO. II. DISAPPOINTED HOPES. " OH ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...hopes decay — I never loved a tree or flower But 'twaa the first to fade away." SEVERAL years ago in a retired village of Connecticut lived Emma Willington....
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The Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature. ..., Volume 2

Ireland - 1843
...utter bereavement as the door of future intercourse was being closed ad cternnm. ' Oh ! 'tis ever tlnis from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower But 'twas the 6rst to fade away !' " These simple lines M'Dermott uttered with a pathos of feeling genuine and sacred....
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Life of Napoleon Buonaparte: With a Preliminary View of the French ..., Volume 5

Sir Walter Scott - France - 1843
...September 1820 S. 2 A ntommarchi, vol. i., p. 339. 3 Autommarchi, vol. i., p. 363. * " 'Twas ever tbus— 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." of energy. The bed, he said, was now a place of luxury, which he would...
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The New Mirror, Volume 2

George Pope Morris, Nathaniel Parker Willis - 1843
...wreck of its cherished hopes, and not be foreed to exclaim, with the inspired poet: 11 Twas always thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay— I never had n pretty dog, Rut it was sure to run away. I never had a piece of tonst. Particularly good and...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore - 1844 - 509 pages
...forever part — to-night 1 " I knew, I knew it could not last — " 'Twas bright, 'twas heav'nly, but 'tis past ! " 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. " I never nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad...
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Poems

Mary Ann Hanmer Dodd - American poetry - 1844 - 184 pages
...too, " Father, forgive the sinful ones, They know not what they do !" 8* SURELY TO THEE, MY ROSE. ' I never loved a tree, or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." " SURELY to thee, my rose, Harm can come never ;" Thus did I fondly say, Tending it ever. Lovely its...
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The Ladies' Companion, Volumes 3-4

1835
...into every action of a man's life. ORIGINAL, TALK OF THE ABSENT LOVER. BT KDWARD MATDRIir. " 'Twas ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay — I never nurs'da tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." — LAM A ROOKH. " Remember you not the...
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Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art

William Harrison Ainsworth - Popular literature - 1844
...fleetest ;" followed by a now-forgotten announcement, made by some obscure Eastern lady, one who — " Never loved a tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away ;" together with a poetical reference to the dark eye of a certain graceful animal, who was sure to...
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