The jade chaplet in twenty-four beads, a collection of songs, ballads, &c., from the Chinese by G.C. Stent

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Page 109 - Twas night — the tired soldiers were peacefully sleeping, The low hum of voices was hushed in repose ; The sentries, in silence, a strict watch, were keeping 'Gainst surprise or a sudden attack of their foes ; When a low mellow note on the night air came stealing, So soothingly over the senses it fell — So touchingly sweet — so soft and appealing, Like the musical tones of an aerial bell. Now rising, now falling — now fuller and clearer — Now liquidly soft— now a low wailing cry; .Now...
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Page 89 - Dont waste your time at family funerals grieving for your relatives: attend to life, not to death: there are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it, and better.
Page 43 - tis not often such music is heard, (Will the tree never more its sweet concerts be giving?) Old folks shake their heads, for it has not occurred E'en once — in the life of the oldest now living.1 1 A proof of bad government in the poet's opinion. THE TWELVE MONTHS MANY STORIES.1 First Month. 'Tis the first month of the new year, My husband is going to the wars ; He goes to sweep the frontiers. The illuminations are without amusement to me. I was preparing his bow and arrows, when I suddenly heard...
Page 12 - again repeated he, as he sat bolt upright : " What made you smash my coffin in ? — / see besides you're tight ! You've dressed yourself in red, too ! What means this mummery ? Let me have the full particulars and don't try on flummery." She had all her wits about her, though she quaked a bit with fear. Said she (the artful wretch !) "It seems miraculous, my dear ! Some unseen power impelled me to break the coffin lid, To see if you were still alive — which, of course, you know I...
Page viii - Of all the strange things he had read of or heard, This one was by far the most strange and absurd ; He had never heard tell of one fanning a grave. He stood looking on at this queer scene of woe, Unobserved...
Page 111 - In melodious sighs — in strains so elysian As to soften the hearts of rude soldiers like these ? Each looked at the other, but no word was spoken, The music insensibly tempting them on : They must return home. Ere the daylight had broken The enemy looked, and behold ! they were gone. . There's a magic in music— a witchery in It, Indescribable either with tongue or with pen ; The flute of Chang Liang, in one little minute, Had stolen the courage of eight thousand men ! ' The following verses were...

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