The Works of Thomas Hood: Comic and Serious, in Prose and Verse with All the Original Illustrations, Volum 6

E. Moxon, 1871

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Pāgina 294 - It is good to be merry and wise, It is good to be honest and true, It is good to be off with the old love Before you are on with the new.
Pāgina 428 - He told how murderers walk the earth Beneath the curse of Cain, — With crimson clouds before their eyes, And flames about their brain : For blood has left upon their souls Its everlasting stain !
Pāgina 432 - One stern tyrannic thought, that made All other thoughts its slave ; Stronger and stronger every pulse Did that temptation crave, Still urging me to go and see The dead man in his grave...
Pāgina 432 - With breathless speed, like a soul in chase, I took him up and ran;— There was no time to dig a grave Before the day began: In a lonesome wood, with heaps of leaves, I hid the murdered man!
Pāgina 426 - Then leaping on his feet upright, Some moody turns he took, Now up the mead, then down the mead, And past a shady nook, And, lo! he saw a little boy That pored upon a book! 'My gentle lad, what is't you read Romance or fairy fable? Or is it some historic page, Of kings and crowns unstable?' The young boy gave an upward glance, 'It is "The Death of Abel".
Pāgina 425 - Twas in the prime of summer time, An evening calm and cool, And four-and-twenty happy boys Came bounding out of school : There were some that ran, and some that leapt, Like troutlets in a pool.
Pāgina 428 - One that had never done me wrong — A feeble man and old; I led him to a lonely field, — The moon shone clear and cold: Now here, said I, this man shall die, And I will have his gold!
Pāgina 391 - Blessings be with them — and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares — The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! Oh ! might my name be numbered among theirs, Then gladly would I end my mortal days.
Pāgina 137 - ... to his great content, and at last married her, to whose wedding, amongst other guests, came Apollonius ; who, by some probable conjectures, found her out to be a serpent, a lamia ; and that all her furniture was, like Tantalus' gold, described by Homer, no substance but mere illusions.
Pāgina 428 - Two sudden blows with a ragged stick, And one with a heavy stone, One hurried gash with a hasty knife, And then the deed was done: There was nothing lying at my foot But lifeless flesh and bone!

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