The Hermit of Eskdaleside, with Other Poems

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R. Kirby, 1833 - English poetry - 136 pages

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Page 72 - These beauteous forms, Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye : But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din Of towns and cities, I have owed to them In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart...
Page 67 - Tread those reviving passions down, Unworthy manhood! — unto thee Indifferent should the smile or frown Of beauty be. If thou regret'st thy youth, why live? The land of honourable death Is here: — up to the field, and give Away thy breath! Seek out — less often sought than found — A soldier's grave, for thee the best; Then look around and choose thy ground, And take thy rest.
Page 53 - The gentlemen being present, bade him save their lives. Then said the hermit, "You and yours shall hold your lands of the Abbot of Whitby, and his successors, in this manner: That, upon...
Page 87 - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Page 53 - My soul longeth for the Lord : and I do as freely forgive these men my death, as Christ forgave the thieves on the cross.
Page 53 - You shall faithfully do this in remembrance that you did most cruelly slay me ; and that you may the better call to God for mercy, repent unfeignedly of your sins, and do good works. The officer of Eskdaleside shall blow, Out on you ! Out on you ! Out on you ! for this heinous crime.
Page 53 - Sun-rising, and there shall the Officer of the Abbot blow his horn, to the intent that you may know how to find him, and he shall deliver unto you, William de Bruce, ten Stakes...
Page 53 - Hounds in the Place aforenamed, and there found a great wild Boar, and the Hounds did run him very well, near...
Page 53 - God for mercy, repent unfeignedly of your sins, and do good works. The officer of Eskdale-side shall blow ' Out on you, out on you, out on you,

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