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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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Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit

John Bowen - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 232 pages
...to increase the mournfulness of the effect' (417) and tells them, pastiching Thomas Moore, '"'Twas 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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The Boy in the Bush

D. H. Lawrence, M. L. Skinner - Fiction - 2002 - 564 pages
...die." Misremembered from 'The Fire-Worshippers' in Lalla Rookh (1817) by Thomas Moore (1779-1852): 'Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour, / I've seen...fondest hopes decay; / I never loved a tree or flower, / But't was the first to fade away. /I never nurs'da dear gazelle, / ... But when ... love me, it was...
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The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery

Irene Gammel - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 305 pages
...abroad? Well, I have borne other troubles so I suppose I can live through this. 'Twas ever thus since childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay,...or flower But 'twas the first to fade away. I never tamed a Soulful one To glad me with his bright blue eye, But when he came to know me well He coldly,...
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Her Benny by Silas K Hocking

Silas K. Hocking - Fiction - 2006 - 272 pages
...angel who led him into the light, and look upon the Saviour whom he loved. Perks Again I know, I know it could not last; "T'was bright, 'twas heavenly,...childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay. I never nursed a tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away; I never nursed a dear gazelle To glad me...
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The Lost Legions: Culture Contact in Colonial Australia

Alistair Paterson - History - 2008 - 267 pages
...passage from Dickens read, "It has always been the same with me," said Mr. Swiveller, "always. Twas 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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Mary Telfair to Mary Few: Selected Letters, 1802-1844

Mary Telfair - History - 2007 - 317 pages
...Oleanders have been killed by the frost — They were the pride of the Parterre — I may truly say "I never loved a tree or flower but twas the first to fade away."6 — Now I shall not write to you again until I get a letter from you bad delinquent as you...
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