The Island Bride: In Six Cantos

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Bull, 1830 - 244 pages
 

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Page 219 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, — Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Page 224 - Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff 'd bosom of that perilous stuff, Which weighs upon the heart ? Doct.
Page 226 - There was a laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sigh'd farewell!
Page 218 - I consider a human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties, until the skill of the polisher fetches out the colors, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vein, that runs through the body of it...
Page 234 - ... les êtres vivants; il se soutient droit et élevé, son attitude est celle du commandement; sa tête regarde le ciel, et présente une face auguste sur laquelle est...
Page 218 - I CONSIDER a human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties; until the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vein that runs through the body of it. Education, after the same manner, when it works upon a noble mind, draws out to view every latent virtue and perfection, which without such helps are never able to make their appearance.
Page 213 - L'homme reconnaît son séjour, et le trouve embelli. La verdure a pris durant la nuit une vigueur nouvelle ; le jour naissant qui l'éclaire, les premiers rayons qui la dorent, la montrent couverte d'un brillant réseau de rosée, qui réfléchit à l'œil la lumière et les couleurs. Les oiseaux en chœur se réunissent et saluent de concert le père de la vie ; en ce moment, pas un seul ne se tait; leur gazouillement, faible encore, est plus lent et plus doux que dans le reste de la journée,...
Page 213 - ... on le voit enfin. Un point brillant part comme un éclair et remplit aussitôt tout l'espace: le voile des ténèbres s'efface et tombe.
Page 234 - ... peinte par la physionomie, l'excellence de sa nature perce à travers les organes matériels et anime d'un feu divin les traits de son visage; son port majestueux, sa démarche ferme et hardie, annoncent sa noblesse et son rang; il ne touche à la terre que par ses extrémités les plus éloignées; il ne la voit que de loin, et semble la dédaigner. Les bras ne lui sont pas donnés pour servir de piliers...

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