Dacre: A Novel


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Página 152 - tis all a cheat, Yet, fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit — Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse ; and, while it says we shall be blest With s,une new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Página 40 - Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider. Welcome, to their roar ! Swift be their guidance, wheresoe'er it lead ! Though the...
Página 158 - O ! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
Página 97 - The music and the doleful tale, The rich and balmy eve; And hopes, and fears that kindle hope, An undistinguishable throng, And gentle wishes long subdued, Subdued and cherished long!
Página 116 - But so have I seen a rose newly springing from the clefts of its hood, and, at first, it was fair as the morning, and full with the dew of heaven, as a lamb's fleece ; but when a ruder breath had forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe retirements, it began to put on darkness, and to decline to softness and the symptoms of a sickly age ; it bowed the head, and broke its sta'.lc ; and, at night, having lost some of its leaves and all its beauty, it fell into the...
Página 38 - All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, All are but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame. Oft in my waking dreams do I Live o'er again that happy hour, When midway on the mount I lay, Beside the ruined tower.
Página 89 - Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgment, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is Pride, the never-failing vice of fools. Whatever Nature has in worth denied, She gives in large recruits of needful Pride ! For as in bodies, thus in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits swelled with wind.
Página 40 - Still must I on ; for I am as a weed, Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to sail Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath prevail.
Página 30 - That, ere they come unto their aymed scope, They fall too short of our fraile reckonings, And bring us bale and bitter sorrowings, Instead of comfort which we should embrace: This is the state of Keasars and of Kings!
Página 111 - You should be rul'd, and led By some discretion that discerns your State Better than you yourself. Therefore I pray you That to our sister you do make return; Say you have wrong'd her, sir.

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