The vicar of Wakefield

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Routledge, 1882 - 109 страница

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Страница 67 - Of whom the world might say, That still a godly race he ran, Whene'er he went to pray. A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes. And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree . This dog and man at first were friends; But when a pique began, The dog, to gain some private ends, Went mad and bit the man.
Страница 30 - Alas ! the joys that fortune brings Are trifling and decay ; And those who prize the paltry things More trifling still than they. And what is friendship but a name : A charm that lulls to sleep ! A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep.
Страница 32 - Till quite dejected with my scorn, He left me to my pride ; And sought a solitude forlorn, In secret, where he died. * But mine the sorrow, mine the fault, And well my life shall pay; I'll seek the solitude he sought, And stretch me where he lay. "And there forlorn, despairing, hid, I'll lay me down and die ; 'Twas so for me that Edwin did, And so for him will I.
Страница 6 - So that, if we had not very rich, we generally had very happy friends about us; for this remark will hold good through life, that the poorer the guest, the better pleased he ever is with being treated : and as some men gaze with admiration at the colours of a tulip, or the wing of a butterfly, so I was, by nature, an admirer of happy human faces.
Страница 7 - And then she would bid the girls hold up their heads; who, to conceal nothing, were certainly very handsome. Mere outside is so very trifling a circumstance with me, that I should scarce have remembered to mention it, had it not been a general topic of conversation in the country.
Страница 7 - Olivia, now about eighteen, had that luxuriancy of beauty with which painters generally draw Hebe ; open, sprightly, and commanding. Sophia's features were not so striking at first, but often did more certain execution; for they were soft, modest, and alluring.
Страница 31 - ' But let a maid thy pity share, Whom love has taught to stray; Who seeks for rest, but finds despair Companion of her way.
Страница 29 - Forbear, my son," the hermit cries, " To tempt the dangerous gloom; For yonder faithless phantom flies To lure thee to thy doom. "Here to the houseless child of want My door is open still ; And though my portion is but scant, 1 give it with good will.
Страница 72 - This person was no other than the philanthropic bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard, who has written so many little books for children : he called himself their friend; but he was the friend of all mankind.
Страница 44 - ... we had at last the satisfaction of seeing him mounted upon the colt, with a deal box before him to bring home groceries in. He had on a coat made of that cloth they call thunder and lightning, which, though grown too short, was much too good to be thrown away.

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