The American Magazine, Volume 10

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, 1880

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Página 406 - WHEN the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies dead — When the cloud is scattered The rainbow's glory is shed. When the lute is broken, Sweet tones are remembered not ; When the lips have spoken, Loved accents are soon forgot.
Página 406 - O Love ! who bewailest The frailty of all things here, Why choose you the frailest For your cradle, your home, and your bier ? Its passions will rock thee, As the storms rock the ravens on high ; Bright reason will mock thee, Like the sun from a wintry sky. From thy nest every rafter Will rot, and thine eagle home Leave thee naked to laughter, When leaves fall and cold winds come.
Página 279 - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Página 557 - This firm and sensible speech silenced them. A council was held; the judges were consulted ; and on this occasion they came to a very unexpected decision, that " Felton ought not to be tortured by the rack, for no such punishment is known or allowed by our law.
Página 214 - Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Página 282 - I am sensible must give you a great deal of trouble, as easy as his Majesty's service will admit ; and hope that, in whatever part of the world you may fall, you may be faithful subjects, a peaceful and happy people.
Página 117 - ... began to have a dew, or gentle sweat, arise on it, which increased by degrees, till the sweat ran down in drops on the face ; the brow turned to a lively and fresh colour, and the deceased opened one of her eyes, and shut it again ; and this opening...
Página 375 - Fiercely he drew his bridle-rein, and turned in silence back, And sneering priest and baffled clerk rode murmuring in his track. Hard after them the sheriff looked, in bitterness of soul, Thrice smote his staff upon the ground, and crushed his parchment roll ; " Good friends," he said, " since both have fled, the ruler and the priest. Judge ye if from their further work I be not well released.
Página 399 - I had heard them tearing along the avenue back to the stables, and had made a memorandum mentally that I must speak of it. It seemed to me that the best thing I could do was to go to the stables now and make a few inquiries.
Página 533 - Sandhurst took place in consequence of the transfer of the government of India from the East India Company to the Crown, and the subsequent amalgamation of the Indian and Imperial forces.

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