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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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Questions and answers - 1851
...as follows : — " I knew, 1 knew it could not last — 'Twos bright, 'twas heav'nly, but 'tis pastl 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 me with...
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Cooper's Novels, Volume 16

James Fenimore Cooper - 1852
...and that the negotiation for the projected voyage to the Indies was finally at an end. CHAPTER VIII. "Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour I've seen my...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." Italia Rookh. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February, and, in that low latitude,...
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Woodworth's Youth's Cabinet, Volume 4

Youth - 1853
...respect to this castle-building and castle-falling, I will not say, in the language of Moore— " O, ever thus from, childhood's hour, IVe seen my fondest...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." I'll not say that. But I will say, if you will pardon the parody (and, while you have your hand in,...
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Mercedes of Castile: Or, the Voyage to Cathay

James Fenimore Cooper - 1852
...at an end. CHAPTER VIII. "Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour 1 've seen my fondest hopes deeay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." Lalla Rookk. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February, and, in that low latitude,...
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The National Miscellany, Volume 1

Literature - 1853
...Napoleon's fishes, Rhody, at Longwood ?" "Ma'am?" " And the young gazelle, Rhody, the young gazelle ? ' 0 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.. ..' How does...
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Stories about Birds: With Pictures to Match

Francis Channing Woodworth - Birds - 1854 - 336 pages
...many times, though I hope I have not thought of them in a complaining and fault-finding spirit: "O 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, blue eye, I But when it came to know me well, And...
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The Guardian, Volume 5

Conduct of life - 1854
...EARTHLY BLISS. I KNEW, I knew it could not last — 'Twas bright, 'twas heave. ily, but 'tis past ! Ob ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ! I never lov'da tree or flower, Bat 'twas the first to fade away. I never nuri'da dear gazelle, To glad me with...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Volume 6

Thomas Moore - 1856
...part — to-night ! " I knew, I knew it could not last — " 'T was bright, 't was heavenly, but 't is past ! " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, "...hopes decay ; " I never loved a tree or flower, " But 't was the first to fade away. " I never nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye,...
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Kurzgefasste Grammatik der englischen Sprache

Emil Kade - English language - 1856 - 257 pages
...er ift tmmer ber lefcte ber ge^t. Fancy, as it is first to ripen, it is also first to fade. M. — I never loved a tree or flower, but 'twas the first to fade away. Mr. — I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...THOMAS MOORE. 1780-1852. Lalla Bookh. The Fire- Worshippers. O, 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. The Light of the Harem. Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension...
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