The Two Friends: A Novel, Volumen1

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Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1835
 

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Página 167 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Página 160 - Neatly she dress'd, nor vainly seem'd t' expect Pity for grief, or pardon for neglect ; But when her wearied parents sunk to sleep, She sought her place to meditate and weep : Then to her mind was all the past...
Página 166 - But such is man's unhappy condition, that though the weakness of the heart has a prevailing power over the strength of the head, yet the strength of the head has but small force against the weakness of the heart.
Página 113 - This son was his idol, the constant subject of his conversation, and referred to on all occasions, as one from whose opinion there was no appeal. There is something in the natures of even the best persons, which induces them to hear with distaste, if not doubt, the continued praises of some one unknown ; and when the Athenians banished Aristides, because they were tired of hearing him called
Página 160 - And sadly sacred held the parting scene Where last for sea he took his leave — that place With double interest would she nightly trace...
Página 69 - ... life with an altered eye, after death has snatched from our circle some individual who made its happiness. That confidence in the possibility of the duration of earthly enjoyment, which in itself is happiness, has fled for ever, when we have bent over the cold remains of one we loved; for then comes the reflection, that so may perish every tie that binds us to life ; and the mysterious chain by which memory links us to the loved dead, awakening thoughts which they once shared, precludes our forgetting...
Página 50 - ... could go through it. He appeared amazingly disconcerted, but a few wry faces and serious expostulations having failed to mollify the lady, the kind husband submitted, and a fine sound tooth was extracted from his jaw; after which she declared " That she had seen enough to convince her that she could not undergo a similar operation.
Página 61 - The treasures of the deep are not so precious As the concealed comforts of a man Lock'd up in woman's love.
Página 68 - ... first indications of forgetfulness, as we ask ourselves, if it is thus we can forget all that was, and was most dear. Unstable must that mind be which views not life with an altered eye, after death has snatched from our circle some individual who made its happiness. That confidence in the possibility of the duration of earthly enjoyment, which in itself is happiness, has fled for ever, when we have bent over the cold remains of one we loved; for then comes the reflection, that so may perish...
Página 70 - ... able to vanquish this superstitious fancy. With what different feelings did he pursue his journey to Scotland, to those with which he left it a few weeks before. Death had been busy with those near and dear to him in that brief period ; and though love still reigned in his heart,. grief had sobered down his joyful anticipations, and reminded him of the fearful uncertainty of their realization — an uncertainty, which a few days before, he could not have brought himself to even apprehend. It...

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