The Wedding Guest: A Friend of the Bride and Bridegroom

Timothy Shay Arthur
H. C. Peck & T. Bliss, 1856 - 294 páginas

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Página 19 - Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years ; and was gathered to his people.
Página 100 - Ay, go to the grave of buried love, and meditate ! There settle the account with thy conscience for every past benefit unrequited ; every past endearment unregarded, of that departed being, who can never — never — never return to be soothed by thy contrition!
Página 31 - There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has told, When two, that are link'd in one heavenly tie, With heart never changing and brow never cold, Love on through all ills, and love on till they die...
Página 276 - Here is the proper scene of piety and patience, of the duty of parents and the charity of relatives; here kindness is spread abroad, and love is united and made firm as a centre: marriage is the nursery of heaven...
Página 271 - Our modern celebrated clubs are founded upon eating and drinking, which are points wherein most men agree, and in which the learned and the illiterate, the dull and the airy, the philosopher and the buffoon, can all of them bear a part.
Página 277 - Marriage is the mother of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself. Celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity...
Página 108 - If health be firm — if friends be true — If self be well controlled, If tastes be pure — if wants be few — And not too often told — If reason always rule the heart...
Página 241 - Scarcely did she perceive the earth Which covered the bottom of her abode than she extended her wings, with some effort, bringing them before her head, crossing them in every direction, throwing them from side to side, and producing so many singular contortions, that all her four wings fell off at the same moment in my presence.
Página 57 - Tis noon — a calm, unbroken sleep Is on the blue waves of the deep ; A soft haze, like a fairy dream, Is floating over wood and stream ; And many a broad magnolia flower, Within its shadowy woodland bower, Is gleaming like a lovely star ; But I am sad— thou art afar!
Página 277 - ... of love, and the delicacies of friendship, the blessing of society, and the union of hands and hearts; it hath in it less of beauty, but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger ; it is more merry, and more sad ; is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.

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