The orphan boy, or test of innocence

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Page 677 - And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, But leaves the wretch to weep...
Page 709 - Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.
Page 645 - O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
Page 678 - Alas ! the joys that fortune brings Are trifling, and decay ; And those, who prize the paltry things, More trifling still than they. " And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame...
Page 725 - twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whispered promised pleasure And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail...
Page 543 - Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death.
Page 109 - one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Page 543 - Know, all the good that individuals find, Or God and nature meant to mere mankind, Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace and competent But health consists with temperance alone; And peace, oh Virtue!
Page 446 - But it was a long time before she could bring herself to believe that this was the language of her hitherto gay and volatile brother.
Page 224 - Then why, sir, did you dare — "cried she, breaking from his hold — " to — to — to — " but sobs choked her voice, and at length covering her face with her hands, she burst into tears.

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