The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern

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T.B. Peterson, 1858 - 330 páginas

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Página 101 - I have nought that is fair?" saith he; "Have nought but the bearded grain? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will give them all back again." He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes, He kissed their drooping leaves ; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves.
Página 101 - And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ; 'Twas an angel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away.
Página 119 - You have two children ?" said I. " I have four," was the reply ; " two on earth, two in heaven." There spoke the mother ! Still hers, only " gone before !" Still remembered, loved, and cherished, by the hearth and at the board ; — their places not yet filled ; even though their successors draw life from the same faithful breast where their dying heads were pillowed. " Two in heaven !" Safely housed from storm and tempest. No sickness there, nor drooping head, nor fading eye, nor weary feet. By...
Página 305 - Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail. "No mercy now can clear her brow For this world's peace to pray; For, as love's wild prayer dissolved in air, Her woman's heart gave way!— But the sin forgiven by Christ in Heaven By man is cursed alway!" In this composition we find it difficult to recognize the Willis who has written so many mere "verses of society.
Página 120 - Still remembered, loved, and cherished, by the hearth and at the board ; — their places not yet filled ; even though their successors draw life from the same faithful breast where their dying heads were pillowed. " Two in heaven !" Safely housed from storm and tempest. No sickness there, nor drooping head, nor fading eye, nor weary feet. By the green pastures, tended by the good Shepherd, linger the little lambs of the heavenly fold. " Two in heaven !" Earth less attractive. Eternity nearer. Invisible...
Página 186 - Vacates his seat any number of times at a crowded lecture, for distressed looking single ladies. Orders stupid cab-drivers off the only dry crossing, to save a pretty pair of feet from immersion, and don't forget to look the other way when their owner gathers up the skirts of her dress to trip across. Is just as civil to a shop-girl as if she were a Duchess; pays regularly for his newspaper, lends his umbrella and goes home with a wet beaver ; has a clear conscience, a good digestion, and believes...
Página 183 - Whatever may have been the defects of 'Hyacinth Ellet,' he has never publicly failed to 'know his father and his mother.' The gray hairs which 1 are a crown of glory when found in the way of righteousness...

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