A third and concluding canto of the poem of Branthwaite hall, with other poems

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the author, 1850 - 193 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 128 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray ; What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.
الصفحة 111 - ... the starting tear, Survey this grave. The poor Inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise to know, And keenly felt the friendly glow, And softer flame, But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stain'd his name ! Reader, attend — whether thy soul Soars fancy's flights beyond the pole, Or darkling grubs this earthly hole, In low pursuit ; Know, prudent, cautious, self-control Is wisdom's root.
الصفحة 96 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
الصفحة 188 - He was a monk of this place about the year 1290, and applied himself so closely to the mathematics and other abstruse parts of learning, that he was generally looked on as a conjuror ; and a vain credulous humour has handed down I know not what miracles done by him.
الصفحة i - Alas ! our young affections run to waste, Or water but the desert ; whence arise But weeds of dark luxuriance, tares of haste, Rank at the core, though tempting to the eyes, Flowers whose wild odours breathe but agonies, And trees whose gums are poison ; such the plants Which spring beneath her steps as Passion flies O'er the world's wilderness, and vainly pants For some celestial fruit forbidden to our wants.
الصفحة 174 - Went over the hills and far away." " Over the hills and far away " — That is the tune I heard one day.
الصفحة 13 - ... potter's clay, Smote by a thunderstroke; none of his day Could cope with him, all games with ease he won, Even as a child he threw big Robinson, To leap — to wrestle — throw the bar or stone A modern Ajax, Barwise stood alone, At festive meetings, held at Islekirk's tower, When the bands muster'd for the social hour, His courteous dame who served the generous cup, Her lord with level arm still took her up, And bore her round the spacious court with ease, To shew his strength and his gay friends...
الصفحة 191 - The gateway tower is ornamented with the arms of Umfrevills, Multons, Lucies, Percies, and Nevills. That arrangement of arms points out the age of this part of the fortress.

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