The Lost Evidence

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Page 129 - In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new-slain Knight ; And naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound, and lady fair. ' His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady's ta'en another mate, So we may mak our dinner sweet.
Page 200 - THE HAPPY WARRIOR. WHO is the happy Warrior ? Who is he That every Man in arms should wish to be ? It is the generous Spirit, who, when brought Among the tasks of real life, hath wrought Upon the plan that pleased his childish thought : Whose high endeavours are an inward light That makes the path before him always bright...
Page 180 - Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Page 102 - Or from like wanderer, haply have received (A thing more precious far than all that books Or the solicitudes of love can do !) That first mild touch of sympathy and thought, In which they found their kindred with...
Page 68 - Whether you have talents to support you at a crisis of such difficulty and danger, should long since have been considered. Judging truly of your disposition, you have perhaps mistaken the extent of your capacity. Good faith and folly have so long been received as synonymous terms, that the reverse of the proposition has grown into credit, and every villain fancies himself a man of abilities.
Page 143 - YES ! hope may with my strong desire keep pace, And I be undeluded, unbetrayed ; For if of our affections none find grace In sight of Heaven, then, wherefore hath God made The world which we inhabit ? Better plea Love cannot have, than that in loving thee Glory to that eternal Peace is paid, Who such Divinity to thee imparts As hallows and makes pure all gentle hearts. His hope is treacherous only whose love dies With beauty, which is varying every hour ; But, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the...
Page 147 - Through th' tops of the high trees she did descry A litle smoke, whose vapour thin and light Reeking aloft uprolled to the sky: Which chearefull signe did send unto her sight That in the same did wonne some living...
Page 99 - For he that once hath missed the right way, The further he doth goe, the further he doth stray. 44 Then do no further goe, no further stray; But here lie downe, and to thy rest betake, Th' ill to prevent, that life ensewen may.
Page 290 - Now prais'd, hereafter dear thou shalt repent : For life must life, and blood must blood repay. Is not enough thy...
Page 219 - And for the space of long seven years As sore they mighten a' had their lives, But there was never one of them That ever thought to have seen their wives.

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