Young Lochinvar; or, the romance of real life, Volume 1

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Page 9 - I digress: of all appeals, — although I grant the power of pathos, and of gold, Of beauty, flattery, threats, a shilling, — no Method's more sure at moments to take hold(') Of the best feelings of mankind, which grow More tender, as we every day behold, Than that all-softening, overpowering knell, The tocsin of the soul — the dinner-bell.
Page 43 - And swells, and deepens, to the cherished eye. The hawthorn whitens, and the juicy groves Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees, Till the whole leafy forest stands displayed, In full luxuriance, to the sighing gales ; Where the deer, rustle through the twining brake, And the birds sing concealed.
Page 277 - We saw her proud flag struck that morn — A star once o'er the seas, — Her anchor gone, her deck uptorn, And sadder things than these...
Page 217 - Sharing the stillness of the unimpassioned rock, they share also its endurance ; and while the winds of departing spring scatter the white hawthorn blossom like drifted snow, and summer dims on the parched meadow the drooping of its...
Page 147 - Nor art, nor nature's hand can ease my grief; Nothing but death, the wretch's last relief: Then farewell youth, and all the joys that dwell, With youth and life, and life itself farewell!
Page 63 - Can gold calm passion, or make reason shine ? Can we dig peace, or wisdom, from the mine ? Wisdom to gold prefer ; for 'tis much less To make our fortune, than our happiness.
Page 75 - Heaven for those who choose to have their money placed to account there ; so I changed my plan, and, instead of telling my own misfortunes, began to prophesy happiness to others. This I found by much the better way : folks will always listen when the tale is their own ; and of many who say they do not believe in fortune-telling, I have known few on whom it had not a very sensible effect.
Page 253 - Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of the lowest and basest of the people. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness ; an intrinsic mark, which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility cannot obliterate.
Page 65 - And ye shall walk in silk attire, And siller hae to spare, Gin ye'll consent to be his bride, Nor think o
Page 103 - I take an humour of a thing once, I am like your tailor's needle, I go through: but, for my name, signior, how think you ? will it not serve for a gentleman's name, when the signior is put to it, ha? Car. Let me hear; how is it?

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