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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 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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The American Senator

Anthony Trollope - Fiction - 1998 - 566 pages
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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 New Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Jonathan Wordsworth, Jessica Wordsworth - English poetry - 2001 - 1005 pages
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The Fireside Dickens: A Cyclopedia of the Best Thoughts of Charles Dickens ...

Felix Gregory De Fontaine - 1999 - 662 pages
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Collins Quotation Finder

Reference - 2001 - 829 pages
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: A New Edition, Collected and Arranged by ...

Thomas Moore - Ireland - 2001 - 667 pages
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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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Brewer's Curious Titles

Ian Crofton - Reference - 2002 - 548 pages
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