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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 pleasures of melancholy, and other poems

Robert Farmer (of Ealing.) - 1847
...glideth On the bosom of the night, And a tender love abideth Evermore in calm delight. LOVE'S DESPAIR. " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my...flower, But 'twas the first to fade away ; I never loved a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft blacU eye, But when it came to know me well, And love...
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens - 1847
...been the same with me," said Mr. Swive.ler, "always. 'Twas ever thus — from childhood's hour Pve seen my fondest hopes decay, I never loved a tree...flower, but 'twas the first to fade away. I never reared a young gazelle to glad me with its soft black eye, but when it came to know me well, and love...
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Eight Years in Canada: Embracing a Review of the Administrations of Lords ...

Richardson (Major, John) - Canada - 1847 - 232 pages
...nominated to some public appointment, in the Gazette which was expected shortly to be published. But, " Oh ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay : I never lov'da tree or flower, But t'wae the first to fade away : " I never lov'da dear gazelle, To soothe...
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The Emigrant: A Tale of Australia

W. H. Leigh - Australia - 1847 - 228 pages
...sight, Yes,v said he mournfully, " I am a doomed man !TT' And ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay : I never loved a tree or flower, But it was first to fade away.' And npw-Treven now, I am but a moment in bliss, ere everything again must...
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The Lost Brooch, Or The History of Another Month: A Tale for Young ..., Volume 2

Harriet Elizabeth Mozley - 1848
...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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The Guardian, Volumes 14-15

Conduct of life - 1863
...Mary at the tomb of the resurrection ? HOME-SICKNESS AND THE HOMEWABD WAY. BY GOTTLIEB GRACBART. III. Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my...flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never loved a dear gazelle. To glad me with iu soft black eye, But when it carne to know me well, And love...
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Voyages to various parts of the world, made between 1799 and 1844

George Coggeshall - 1851
...had but just elapsed since the decease of my beloved wife, and I began sensibly to feel that " 'Twas ever thus ; from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a plant or flower But it was first to fade away ; I never nursed a dear gazelle, To soothe me with its...
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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - English poetry - 1851
...Gammer Gurtou. ti)US. Он ! 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 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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Miriam Sedley; or, The tares and the wheat, Volume 173

baroness Rosina Doyle Bulwer- Lytton - 1851
...contemplating the same chimera, which are not six of one and half-a-dozen of the other : we all know that we " Never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away i." but my disappointments have extended still further, for in the " sweet South,'' though I used to devote...
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The Florist and Garden Miscellany, Volume 3

Flower gardening - 1851
...way a favourite; and I never look upon their evanescent beauties without exclaiming, with Moore, * fc I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." Annuals are for the most part sown so thickly in the open border, that the plants smother each other...
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