Trials: A Tale, Volume 1

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G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1824 - 957 pages

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Page 31 - But hail, thou goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight...
Page 50 - 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 39 - But I'll do my best a gude wife to be, For auld Robin Gray is kind unto me.
Page 107 - Not in the strong wind that brake the rocks in pieces, not in the earthquake, not in the fire, but in the still small voice that followed, the Lord made himself known.
Page 93 - O that I had wings like a dove : for then would I flee away, and be at rest.
Page 48 - It was by this sort of discipline that the heart and affections of a being, whose every nerve "turned at the touch of joy or woe, and turning trembled too...
Page 97 - 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, Ere Virtue can resume the place she lost: 'Tis else dissimulation — He had often read these lines, he said; but never tasted them before.

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