The Myrtle and the Heather: A Tale

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J.W. Parker, 1857

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Page 118 - Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles And now I see with eye serene The very pulse of the machine; A being breathing thoughtful breath, A traveller betwixt life and death; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength and skill : A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With...
Page 160 - The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Page 62 - A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that ; move still, still so, and own No other function. Each your doing, So singular in each particular, Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens.
Page 123 - I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
Page 28 - ... such as speak wrong. 15 I should utterly have fainted, but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 16 O tarry thou the Lord's leisure ; be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.
Page 192 - Kilmeny looked up with a lovely grace, But nae smile was seen on Kilmeny's face; As still was her look, and as still was her ee, As the stillness that lay on the emerant lea, Or the mist that sleeps on a waveless sea. For Kilmeny had been she...
Page 203 - Grands seroient inutiles sur la terre, s'il ne s'y tronvoit des pauvres et des malheureux. Ils ne doivent leur élévation qu'aux besoins publics; et loin que les peuples soient faits pour eux, ils ne sont eux-mêmes tout ce qu'ils sont, que pour les peuples.
Page 164 - I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go : and I will guide thee with Mine eye.
Page 267 - So to the sea we came ; the sea, that is A world of waters heaped up on hie, Rolling like mountaines in wide wildernesse, Horrible, hideous, roaring with hoarse crie.

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