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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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Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance ...

Thomas Moore - 1845 - 278 pages
...to-night ! "I knew, I knew it could not last — "'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past! " 0 ! 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...
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Five Generations of a Loyal House: Part I., Containing the Lives of ..., Part 1

Lady Georgina BERTIE - England - 1845 - 544 pages
...Mr. Lock. 1 His desponding expressions remind one of those touching lines : " Oh ! ever thus, since childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. 1 never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well,...
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The Prose and Poetry of Europe and America: Consisting of Literary Gems and ...

American literature - 1845 - 600 pages
...forever part — to-night ! ' I knew, I knew it could not last — ' 'Twas bright, 'twas hcav'nly, ments cold, Sd Madeline asleep in lap of legends old. He almost shed tears of sympathy, t ; 1 1 never loved a tree or flow'r, " 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 - 1845
...•••:... -.i • -i, -..: CHAPTER VIII. '".I •' ':"j.' .' ., "Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour I 've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, -• ; j.. • '. But 'twas the firrt to fede away." • •.. • •>. .. LallaSookh. t •. .••...
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The Poets and Poetry of England, in the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...too right — We part — for ever part — to-night ! I knew, I knew it could not last — 'T was bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past ! 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....
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...separation ; and breaks out into the following sweet and girlish repinings: — " • 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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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...separation ; and breaks out into the following sweet and girlish repinings: — " • 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...
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Works, Volume 7

Charles Dickens - 1846
...been the same with me," said Mr. Swiveller, "always. 'T was ever thus — from childhood's hour I 've seen my fondest hopes decay, I never loved a tree or flower but 't was the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear Gazelle, to glad me with its soft black eye, but...
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Master Humphrey's Clock, Volume 2

Dickens - 1846
...up and down the office with measured steps. "always. T was ever thus — from childhood's hour I 've seen my fondest hopes decay , I never loved a tree or flower but 't *as the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear Gazelle, to glad me with its soft black eye, but...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1846 - 504 pages
...too right — We part — for ever part — to-night ! I knew, I knew it could not last — 'T was bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past ! Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 't was the first to fade away....
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