Trials, by the author of 'The favourite of nature'.

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Page 67 - But, hail! thou Goddess sage and holy! Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight...
Page 239 - For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt ; I am black ; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead ; is there no physician there ? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered...
Page 25 - His to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspired, Can lift to heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say —
Page 109 - And from Shakespeare she gained a great store of information amongst the rest, that -'Trifles light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong, As proofs of Holy Writ.
Page 84 - But I'll do my best a gude wife to be, For auld Robin Gray is kind unto me.
Page 132 - No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice...
Page 268 - Lord was not in the wind of human passion — not in the earthquake — not in the fire — but in the still small voice which comes when all these have passed away.
Page 239 - O that I had wings like a dove : for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
Page 247 - Habitual evils change not on a sudden: But many days must pass, and many sorrows; Conscious remorse and anguish must be felt, To curb desire, to break the stubborn will, And work a second nature in the soul...
Page 177 - O thou bounteous giver of all good, Thou art of all thy gifts thyself the crown ! Give what thou canst, without thee we are poor ; And with thee rich, take what thou wilt away.

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