The poetical works of Robert Story

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857 - 416 pages
 

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Page 351 - There remains to this day some traces of the worship paid to Odin in the name given by almost all the people of the north to the fourth day of the week, which was formerly consecrated to him. It is called by a name which signifies Odin's day *. * Old Norse, Odinsdagr ; Swe.
Page 405 - said a youth to his sweetheart, who stood, While he sat on a corn-sheaf, at daylight's decline — " You have heard of the Danish boy's whistle of wood ? I wish that the Danish boy's whistle were mine." " And what would you do with it? — tell me," she said, While an arch smile played over her beautiful face. " I would blow it, ' he answered ; "and then my fair maid Would fly to my side, and would here take her place.
Page 405 - I would blow it again," said the youth, " and the charm Would work so, that not even Modesty's check Would be able to keep from my neck your fine arm :" She smiled, — and she laid her fine arm round his neck. " Yet once more would I blow, and the music divine Would bring me the third time an exquisite bliss : You would lay your fair cheek to this brown one of mine, And your lips, stealing past it, would give me a kiss.
Page 238 - Where they worshipped their God ? Who loves not the ground Where their ashes repose ! Dear even the daisy That blooms on the sod, For dear is the dust Out of which it arose. Then say, shall the church That our...
Page 278 - For when Thou art angry all our days are gone ; we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
Page 37 - Ready, by blast or self-decay, From its slight hold to drop away ; And some sad morn may gild thy bier, [ Long, long before another year ! Another year, another year ! O ! who shall see another year ? — Shall you, ye young, or you, ye fair?
Page 364 - ... that has made the essential differences between men; and whatever appellation" a small number of persons, who speak without sufficient reflection, may affix to the general body of their fellow-creatures, the whole difference between the statesman and many a man from among what they call the dregs of the people, often lies in the rough outside of the latter — a disguise which may fall off on the first opportunity : and more than once has it happened, that from the middle of a multitude, in appearance...
Page 18 - Her form was like the fair sun-stream That glances through the mists of noon — Ah ! little thought we that its beam Would vanish from our glens so soon ! Yet when her eye had most of mirth, And when her cheek the least was pale, They talked of purer worlds than earth — She could not stay in Malhamdale...
Page 19 - Malhamdale ! The placid depth of that dark eye, The wild-rose tint of that fair cheek, Will still awake the long-drawn sigh, While memory of the past shall speak. And we can never be but pained To think, when gazing on that vale, One angel more to heaven is gained, But one is lost to Malhamdale ! I may not tell what dreams were mine, Dreams laid in bright futurity, When the full, soft, and partial shine Of that fair eye was turned on me. Enough — enough, the blooming wreath Of Love, and Hope, and...
Page 406 - For this is his praise — and who merit it not Deserve no good luck should o'ertake them — That while making his thousands he never forgot The thousands that helped him to make them ! 'Tis the Peerage of Industry...

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