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Page 15 - Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield ; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath When they, pale captives, creep to death.
Page 15 - DAFFODILS FAIR Daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon : As yet the early-rising Sun Has not attained his noon. Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the even-song ; And, having prayed together, we Will go with you along.
Page 18 - Through glowing orchards forth they peep, Each from its nook of leaves, And fearless there the lowly sleep, As the bird beneath their eaves.
Page 5 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 17 - THE stately homes of England, How beautiful they stand, Amidst their tall ancestral trees, O'er all the pleasant land ! The deer across their greensward bound Through shade and sunny gleam, And the swan glides past them with the sound Of some rejoicing stream.
Page 31 - British empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.
Page 6 - Whose state can neither flatterers fe'ed, Nor ruin make oppressors great; Who God doth late and early pray, More...
Page 25 - My mind to me a kingdom is, Such perfect joy therein I find...