The works of ... George Crabbe, Volume 6

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Page 192 - When now the young are rear'd, and when the old, Lost to the tie, grow negligent and cold— Far to the left he saw the huts of men, Half hid in mist, that hung upon the fen ; Before him swallows, gathering for the sea, Took their short flights, and...
Page 51 - Time after time the maid went out and in, Ere love was yet beginning to begin ; The first awakening proof, the early doubt, Rose from observing she went in and out.
Page 192 - ... Before him swallows, gathering for the sea, Took their short flights, and twitter'd on the lea ; And near the bean-sheaf stood, the harvest done, And slowly blacken'd in the sickly sun ; All these were sad in nature, or they took Sadness from him, the likeness of his look, And of his mind — h ponder'd for a while, Then met his Fanny with a borrow'd smile.
Page 96 - And on the ocean slept th' unanchor'd fleet ; When from our garden, as we look'd above, There was no cloud, and nothing seem'd to move ; Then was my friend in ecstasies— she cried, " There is, I feel there is, a world beside ! Martha, dear Martha ! we shall hear not then Of hearts distress'd by good or evil men, But all will constant, tender, faithful be — So had I been, and so had one with me ; But in this world the fondest and the best Are the most tried, most troubled, and distress'd : This...
Page 44 - d the shower that gave me not to choose : In fact, I felt a languor stealing on ; The active arm, the agile hand, were gone ; Small daily actions into habits grew, And new dislike to forms and fashions new ; I loved my trees in order to dispose, I...
Page 191 - Be mine ? " and joy o'er all her features ran ; "I will !" she softly whisper'd ; but the roar Of cannon would not strike his spirit more ; Ev'n as his lips the lawless contract seal'd He felt that conscience lost her sevenfold shield, And honour fled ; but still he spoke of love, And all was joy in the consenting dove. That evening all in fond discourse was spent, When the sad lover to his chamber went, To think on what had...
Page 43 - I rode or walk'd as I was wont before, " But now the bounding spirit was no more ; " A moderate pace would now my body heat, " A walk of moderate length distress my feet.
Page 192 - Lives but t' entreat, implore, resent, accuse ; Jealous and tender, conscious of defects, She merits little, and yet much expects ; She looks for love that now she cannot see, And sighs for joy that never more can be -, On his retirements her complaints intrude...
Page 65 - Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys, " Are never valued till they make a noise ; " To show how trusted, they their power display; " To show how worthy, they the trust betray; " Like pence in children's pockets secrets lie " In female bosoms— they must burn or fly.
Page 154 - Then did you freely from your soul forgive ? " — "Sure as I hope before my Judge to live, " Sure as I trust his mercy to receive, " Sure as his word I honour and believe, "Sure as the Saviour died upon the tree "For all who sin, — for that dear wretch and me, — "Whom never more on earth will I forsake or see.

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