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Washington Irving. THE BROKEN HEART . THE · BROKEN HEART . I never
heard Of any THE BROKEN HEART.
affection ; and if shipwrecked , her case is hopeless — for it is a bankruptcy of the
heart . To a man the disappointment of love may occasion some bitter pangs : it
wounds some feelings of tenderness — it blasts some prospects of felicity ; but ...
... like a spectre , lonely and joyless , where all around is gay — to see it dressed
out in the trappings of mirth , and looking so wan and wo - begone , as if it had
tried in vain to cheat the poor heart into a momentary forgetfulness of sorrow .
It completely won the heart of a brave officer , who paid his addresses to her , and
thought that one so true to the dead could not but prove affectionate to the living .
She declined his attentions , for her thoughts were irrevocably engrossed by ...
She wasted away in a slow , but hopeless decline , and at length sunk into the
grave , the victim of a broken heart . It was on her that Moore , the distinguished
Irish poet , composed the following lines : She is far from the land where her
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - haloedrain - LibraryThing
4 stars for Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow. The rest are skippable, they read like the kind of op-ed that spawns lots of other op-eds and blog posts disagreeing with each other. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - JBD1 - LibraryThing
I had read "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" before, but I picked this up to read the other essays included in the collection. "The Art of Book-making" (about a visit to the British ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله