Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Том 1

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Стр. 58 - ... her. A waking eye, a prying mind, A heart that stirs, is hard to bind, A hawk's keen sight ye cannot blind, Ye could not Hester. My sprightly neighbour ! gone before To that unknown and silent shore, Shall we not meet, as heretofore, Some summer morning, When from thy cheerful eyes a ray Hath struck a bliss upon the day, A bliss that would not go away, A sweet fore-warning ? THE OLD FAMILIAR FACES.
Стр. 23 - T is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
Стр. 58 - But she was train'd in Nature's school, Nature had blest her. A waking eye, a prying mind, A heart that stirs, is hard to bind, A hawk's keen sight ye cannot blind, Ye could not Hester. My sprightly neighbour, gone before To that unknown and silent shore...
Стр. 23 - The work of a successful man of business increased, yet softened by all the countless nothings that make business for a woman, had filled her days. She was an old maid, to be sure, but an old maid who never was alone.
Стр. 90 - Tweak," said Mr. Prodgers, as his friend returned, " I can see there is a great deal of fun to be got out of this trip. Let the commingled circulate." CHAPTER XLVII. The Caravan of Wonders sets out for Clumpley. VERY early the next morning Mr. Prodgers and his fellow-student sought the bedside of the " Whirlwind of the Wilderness...
Стр. 20 - ... in the hands of Miss Vernon, who, it turned out, had more than her grandfather's steady power of holding on, and was, indeed, the heir of her great-grandfather's genius for business. The bank throve in her hands as it had done in his days, and everything it touched prospered.
Стр. 229 - They would not let you work, and if you could work, nothing but, daily bread would come of it. And, my dear Hester, you want a great deal more than daily bread. You want triumph, power ; you want to be as you are by nature, somebody.
Стр. 215 - I've been in love with you ever since I first saw you — when you were only a child.
Стр. 133 - It is such souls as these that keep the world steady. We should all tumble to pieces if the race was made up of people like Catherine Vernon and you.

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