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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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Mothers and sons

William Platt - 1857
...love it — and there it is — uninjured — whole as ever ! Ah, sweet rose ! — " I knew, I kuew it could not last — 'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly,...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. * * * * Now too — the joy most like divine Of all I ever dreamt or knew, To see thee, hear thee,...
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A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie

Joseph Benjamin Polley - Soldiers - 1908 - 317 pages
...balance of the night, we took up the line of march next morning at daylight for Campbell's Station. " Oh ever thus from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay." One may be ever so philosophical, and yet — especially if he be a Confederate soldier — there will...
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Annual Report of the Commissioners ..., Volume 74

1908
...details regarding the youth and boyhood of the hero are to be gleaned from " Locksley Hall "'? 6. (a.) "Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay." (b.) " How calm, how beautiful comes on The stilly hour when storms are gone." Quote the ten lines...
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The Cloister Book: For Shut-in Worshipers and Pastorless Congregations

David James Burrell - Presbyterian Church - 1909 - 340 pages
...we ever live at this poor dying rate?" The lament of Thomas Moore finds a response in every heart: Oh, ever thus from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest...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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Opisthophorus

Caleb Jones, Julia Anna Jones - 1909 - 199 pages
...To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad When he put on his clothes." Al: "Oh! 'twas ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." Doc Styles: "Though love repine and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, 'Tis man's perdition...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - Curiosa - 1909 - 1104 pages
...heavenly, but 'tis past. 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 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 Red Fox's Son: A Romance of Bharbazonia

Edgar Meck Dilley - Bharbazonia (Imaginary place) - 1911 - 4 pages
...I was standing in the summer-house — free! Solonika was trusting me! CHAPTER XII THE RENUNCIATION Oh, ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away! — Moore: Lalla Rookh. WHEN I returned to Castle Framkor that evening and joined Nicholas and the...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - Quotations - 1911 - 761 pages
...enjoy'd, Should be so sadly, cruelly destroy'd ! 1231 Moore: Lalla Rookh. Veiled Prophet of Khorassan. O ! ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest...a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away ! 1232 Moore : Lalla Rookh. Fire Worshippers DISCONTENT. I know a discontented gentleman, Whose humble...
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Naval Lads and Lassies in War with Dixie

William Henry Winslow - 1911 - 226 pages
...communicated the news to his messmates, and pretended to weep, as he repeated, " 'Twas ever thus in childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay...tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away." He was chaffed and jeered at being cut out by an army man — an unusual occurrence in the navy —...
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Diary of Gideon Welles: Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and ..., Volume 2

Gideon Welles - Reconstruction - 1911
...past had begun to think he was erring in so doing. He repeated two verses from Moore, commencing " Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay," etc. It would not do to retain him in military command at such obvious sacrifice of the public interest....
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