Who Shall be Greatest?: A Tale

Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside, 1841 - 178 pàgines

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Pàgina 22 - Heaven first taught letters for some wretch's aid, Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid ; They live, they speak, they breathe what love inspires, Warm from the soul, and faithful to its fires ; The virgin's wish without her fears impart, Excuse the blush, and pour out all the heart, Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole. Thou know'st how guiltless first I met thy flame, When Love approach'd me under Friendship's name; My fancy form'd thee of angelic...
Pàgina 66 - There is many a slip between the cup and the lip, and before the spring much may be changed.
Pàgina 23 - ... He did not frighten or bully him. His first questions were put in a tone and manner which lulled his apprehensions and threw him off his guard. They were a letter from Frankfort, Germany, Mar. 29, 1817: "Baron Gagern, the Minister of the King of Holland for Luxembourg, reminded me of Jeremiah Mason, for the moment I entered the room he came up to me and began to question me about my country, its great men, etc., like a witness on the stand, till I began to feel almost uncomfortable at this kind...
Pàgina 1 - ... also the sick child is dying and I must attend to her. Will this letter ever come to your hands, I wonder? I am sending with it the little money I have to pay for its delivery — about four pounds English. If not, there is an end. If it does, and you cannot come or send others, at least pray for us. I dream of you by night and think of you by day, for how much I love you I cannot tell. "In life or death I am "Your M ARIE.
Pàgina 30 - ... as if it were the most beautiful sight she had ever seen, and ran to her friend's bed-side, with the announcement that " Nature herself was wearing her brightest aspect, in honour of her nuptials.

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