Our Prospects: A Tale of Real Life

R. Clarke & Company, printers, 1870 - 373 páginas
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Página 297 - O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide, Than public means, which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand...
Página 95 - This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
Página 95 - And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
Página 297 - gainst my strong infection ; No bitterness that I will bitter think, Nor double penance, to correct correction. Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye Even that your pity is enough to cure me.
Página 145 - And love of ombre, after death survive. For when the fair in all their pride expire, To their first elements their souls retire : The sprites of fiery termagants in flame Mount up, and take a Salamander's name.
Página 246 - That they prove bankrupt in this poor-rich gain. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ease, in waning age ; And in this aim there is such thwarting strife, Thiit one for all, or all for one we gage; As life for honour in fell battles' rage ; Honour for wealth; and oft that wealth doth cost The death of all, and all together lost.
Página 124 - If closed at last that radiant eye should be, No more the day will dawn for me ; If night should dim its laughing light, Oh then for ever 'twill be night ; Those eyes that brightly, softly shine For me the sun and moon combine. Beloved eye, beloved star, Thou art so near, and yet so far.
Página 95 - And he will appoint him captains over thousands and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
Página 92 - ... a year later he undertook to go to California to try his fortune in gold digging, but his wife was taken very ill and he gave up the plan. He next removed to Washington and was the organist during Buchanan's administration at St Matthew's church, and went thence to Richmond to lead a church choir. When the war broke out he was one of the first to shoulder a musket, enlisting in the Richmond Grays and afterwards in the Richmond Howitzers.
Página 288 - Tainting the gale, in which they flutter'd light; Of morbid hue his features, sunk and sad; His hollow eyne shook forth a sickly light; And o'er his lank jawbone, in piteous plight, His black rough beard was matted rank and vile; Direful to see!

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