Simple tales, Volume 3

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Página 100 - It were all one, That I should love a bright particular star, And think to wed it, he is so above me: In his bright radiance and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.
Página 290 - But though vers'd in th' extremes both of Pleasure and Pain, I am still but too ready to feel them again. If then for this once in my Life I am free, And escape from a Snare might catch wiser than me, Tis that Beauty alone but imperfectly charms, For though Brightness may dazzle, 'tis Kindness that warms. As on Suns in the Winter with Pleasure we gaze, But feel not their force, though their Splendour we praise ; So Beauty our just Admiration may claim, But Love, and Love only, our Hearts can inflame.
Página 72 - At first it showed itself in vehement exclamations and declarations — that she should not die — that she should still be his wife ; but at length he sunk into a state of hopeless despondency, and, throwing himself across his bed, for two days all the efforts of Mary were vain to rouse him from his mournful stupor. On the third day he became composed ; and taking Mary's hand, he said : " My dear, good cousin, lead me, pray lead me to her grave." This request was what Mary had dreaded. '* I —...
Página 15 - I remember it as if rt were only yesterday," continued Mary, shuddering and deeply affected ; and her volatile companion was awed into silence. At length they arrived on the review ground, and Llewellyn, afraid lest the horse should be frightened at the firing, made them leave the cart, and then leaning on his arm they proceeded to the front of the ranks. But the crowd was soon so great, that Fanny began to find she was not likely either to see or be seen, and was almost tempted to join Mary in regrets...
Página 290 - Gan she ; ought she to do it ? — most certainly," replied Stainforth, " if the object be a deserving one. I too will quote an English poet, who says, " The chastest maid may own. a well-placed flame, Not loving first, but loving wrong, is shame." And if a man have talents, temper, and virtues, I should honour the woman who placed her affections on him, even though not sure of being loved by him in return.
Página 71 - Not— not far from it," said Mary, resolved now to tell him the whole truth. " Let me see her — I will see her," he exclaimed, staggering towards the door. " It is too late !" cried Mary, forcing him into a chair : " but remember, dearest Lewellyn, that before she died you had kindly forgiven all her offences towards you." " She had none to forgive," fiercely replied Lewellyn, remembering at that moment nothing but her merits : and he insisted on seeing her corpse, if she was really dead.
Página 53 - I be to impart this consolation to him !" One evening, after they had been dead some months, and when Mary had, as usual, visited their graves to strew them with fresh flowers (as is customary in many parts of Wales...
Página 5 - ... aunt, and on the labours of her own hands, for support ; and she soon found sufficient employment to enable her, with the aid of her relation, not only to maintain herself, but to appear better dressed than many girls whose situation in life was not higher than her own. Fanny was beautiful ; so much so, that •her beauty was the subject of conversation even amongst the genteel circles in , and many a youth of the same station with herself was earnest to be her accepted lover ; but professions...
Página 41 - Lewellyn, not liking to have their joy damped by the sight of melancholy faces, went out to take a walk; and Fanny, leaning on the arm of her now military lover, led him in triumph, as it were, through the streets of his native town. When they returned, the father and Mary took Fanny on one side...
Página 17 - ... Lewellyn could not leave Mary, lest he should expose her to the risk of being run down by the horses, though his own danger he would have disregarded : he was therefore obliged to content himself with watching the conduct of Fanny at a distance, who, placed in a conspicuous situation, and taught by Coquetry to make the most of it, attracted and charmed all eyes but those of her lover. In vain did Fanny cast many a kind glance towards her deserted companions. She received none in return : Mary...

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