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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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Reminiscences

Robert Milton Howard - Georgia - 1912 - 346 pages
...and smiles may prove to be my sweetest and best. The pessimist at all times sings: "Ever thus (torn childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree nor flower, But 'twas the first to fade away; 1 never nursed a dear gazelle To glad me with its soft...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 4

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1917
...My dreams, have boded all too right — We part — for ever part— to-night ! — I knew, I knew it could not last — Twas 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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Aspects of Death and Correlated Aspects of Life in Art, Epigram, and Poetry ...

Frederick Parkes Weber - Death - 1918 - 786 pages
...wings wo had not seen, and seek their home above." [Cf. Thomas Moore (TJie Fire-worshippers) : — " Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my...tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away." "' See translations by WR Paton in "The Loeb Classical Library." 326 ASPECTS OF DEATH IN ART AND EPIGRAM...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive. MONTGOMERY — The World before the Flood. Canto V. 23 a MOORE — Lalla Rookh. Fire Worshippers. (See also MOORE under GAZELLE) 24 The Worldly Hope men set...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - Curiosa - 1925 - 1104 pages
...ills, and love on till they die. 731* Light of the Harem. I knew. I knew it could not last : ' 1 v, i bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past. Oh, ever thus,...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...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 69

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1842
...still, as that before, Till tired he sleeps, and life's dull play is . o'er.' — POPE. ' THUS FVER. ' Oh 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 love...
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Musical Allusions in the Works of James Joyce: Early Poetry through Ulysses

Zack R. Bowen - Literary Criticism - 1974 - 372 pages
...lyrics of "I Never Nursed . . ." tell of one whose hopes, plans, and loves never come to happiness: 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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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
...the poem's four sections, and are spoken by a fair young maiden, Kanoon, to her hero-lover, Zali: "O ever thus, from childhood's hour, / I've seen my fondest hopes decay; / I never loved a tree or flow'r, / But 'twas the first to fade away. / 1 never nursed a dear gazelle, / To glad me with its...
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Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln

Don Fehrenbacher, Virginia Fehrenbacher - History - 1996 - 648 pages
...begun to think he was erring. He then recited some lines from Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh beginning: "Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay." — Welles-1,II,26. {B} Mr. Atkinson had impressed him with some very striking facts. The most prominent...
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The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontė: 1837-1848

Patrick Branwell Brontė - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 531 pages
...suffused eyes told him why and he murmured as he turned, to himself Twas ever thus — since childhoods hour Ive seen my fondest hopes decay I never loved a tree or flower But twas the first to fade away!"10 A pretty thing My Lord I thought to be dealing sentiment upon the destruction of character...
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