Selections from Charles Swain

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Arthur C. Fifield, 1906 - Всего страниц: 280

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Стр. 231 - WHAT is noble ? — to inherit Wealth, estate, and proud degree ?There must be some other merit Higher yet than these for me ! — Something greater far must enter Into life's majestic span, Fitted to create and centre True nobility in man.
Стр. 233 - That mankind may follow still. E'en though scorn's malignant glances Prove him poorest of his clan, He's the Noble who advances Freedom and the Cause of Man.
Стр. 113 - SMILE AND NEVER HEED ME" THOUGH, when other maids stand by, I may deign thee no reply, Turn not then away, and sigh, — Smile, and never heed me! If our love, indeed, be such As must thrill at every touch, Why should others learn as much? — Smile, and never heed me! Even if, with maiden pride, I should bid thee quit my side, Take this lesson for thy guide, — Smile, and never heed me! But when stars and twilight meet, And the dew is falling sweet, And thou hear'st my coming feet, — Then —...
Стр. 143 - neath garments poor As e'er adorned a loftier station; And minds as just as those, we trust, Whose claim is but of wealth's creation. Then let them seek, whose minds are weak, Mere fashion's smile, and try to win it; The house to me may lowly be If I but like the people in it. Anon. What is meant by "haughty feeling"?
Стр. 197 - "Thy kingdom come," still from the ground, That child-like voice did pray; "Thy kingdom come," God's hosts resound, Far up the starry way! " Thy will be done," with little tongue, That lisping love implores; "Thy will be done," the angelic throng Sing from seraphic shores!
Стр. 197 - Those infant words were given ; " Our Father," — angels sang aloud — " Father, who art in Heaven ! " " Thy kingdom come," — still from the ground. That child-like voice did pray ; " Thy kingdom come," — God's hosts resound — Far up the starry way !
Стр. 149 - Dumbeidikes," that silent laird, with love too deep to smile, And "Effie," with her noble friend, the good "Duke of Argyle." With lofty brow, and bearing high, dark " Ravenswood " advanced, Who on the false
Стр. 199 - One young, fair face, from bower of jasmine glowing, And all his loving heart with bliss is warm. So Noon, unnoticed, seeks the western shore, And man forgets that Noon returns no more.
Стр. 155 - DUKE'S PALACE. [Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; MUSICIANS attending.] DUKE. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.— That strain again;— it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.— Enough; no more; 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.

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