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Marcus Ward & Company, 1877 - 426 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 194 - That very time I saw, — but thou could'st not, — Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd...
Pàgina 350 - Sincerity, Thou first of virtues! let no mortal leave Thy onward path, although the earth should gape, And from the gulf of hell destruction cry, To take dissimulation's winding way.
Pàgina 194 - That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Pàgina 160 - At length one of the attendants, by the Queen's order apparently, made a sign for the wherry to come alongside, and the young man was desired to step from his own skiff into the Queen's barge, which he performed with graceful agility at the fore part of the boat, and was brought aft to the Queen's presence, the wherry at the same time dropping into the rear. The . youth underwent the gaze of Majesty, not the less gracefully that his self-possession was mingled with embarrassment. The muddied cloak...
Pàgina 6 - THE dews of summer night did fall; The moon, sweet regent of the sky, Silver'd the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew thereby.
Pàgina 6 - s the same to thee. "Not so the usage I received When happy in my father's hall ; No faithless husband then me grieved, No chilling fears did me appal. " I rose up with the cheerful morn, No lark more blythe, no flower more gay ; And like the bird that haunts the thorn, So merrily sung the livelong day.
Pàgina 236 - If that my beauty is but small, Among court ladies all despised, Why didst thou rend it from that hall, Where, scornful earl, it well was prized?
Pàgina 163 - ' said Elizabeth, after a moment's recollection, " have we not heard of your service in Ireland ? " " I have been so fortunate as to do some service there, madam," replied Raleigh, "scarce however of consequence sufficient to reach your grace's ears.
Pàgina 7 - Mong rural beauties I was one, Among the fields wild flowers are fair ; Some country swaia might me have won, And thought my beauty passing rare. " But, Leicester (or I much am wrong), Or 'tis not beauty lures thy vows ; Rather ambition's gilded crown Makes thee forget thy humble spouse. "Then, Leicester, why, again I plead, (The injured surely may repine), — Why didst thou wed a country maid, When some fair princess might be thine ? " Why didst thou praise my humble charms, And, oh...
Pàgina 6 - Now nought was heard beneath the skies, The sounds of busy life were still, Save an unhappy lady's sighs, That issued from that lonely pile.

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