Forty years in the world; or, Sketches and tales of a soldier's life, by the author of Fifteen years in India, Volumen1

Geo. B. Whittaker, 1825

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Página 53 - LAERTES' head. And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatched, unfledged comrade.
Página 53 - Beware Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Página 279 - All were acquainted with what was passing in the palace, and the extraordinary beauty and youth of the victim excited a feeling which was general in a degree that is rare among the inhabitants of India. This account is written from the report of several persons who were on the spot, and they agree in stating, that the particulars of...
Página 147 - And ease, and luxury ! O luxury, Bane of elated life, of affluent states, What dreary change, what ruin is not thine ? How doth thy bowl intoxicate the mind ! To the soft entrance of thy rosy cave How dost thou lure the fortunate and great ! Dreadful attraction ! while behind thee gapes Th...
Página 303 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes; Youth on the prow, and pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
Página 281 - Rana,* saying, in a calm but resolute tone : " My ancestors have served yours " for more than thirty generations, and to you I " cannot utter what I feel; but these arms shall " never more be used in your service. As to "you, villain!" he exclaimed, turning to Adjeit Singh, " who have brought this ignominy upon " the Rajpoot name, may the curse of a father "light upon you! may you die childless!
Página 214 - I found the insidious volume charm, And Paulo's mantling blushes rising warm — • Still as he read, the guilty secret told : Soon from the line his eyes began to stray ; Soon did my yielding looks my heart betray, Nor needed words our wishes to unfold.
Página 280 - Khan, the character of this proud race was redeemed by the conduct of Sugwan Singh, chief of Karradur, who, the moment he heard of the proceedings in the palace, hastened from his residence to Odeypoor, and dismounting from a breathless horse, went unceremoniously into the presence of his prince, whom he found seated with several of his ministers in apparent affliction. ' Is the princess dead or alive ?' was his impatient interrogation : to which, after a short pause, Adjeit Singh replied by intreating...
Página 42 - Gather your rose-buds while you may, Old Time is still a-flying ; And that same flower that blooms to-day, To-morrow may be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun, The higher he is getting. The further still his course is run, And nearer he's to setting.
Página 295 - He drinks the balm of life, and drops to rest. Her by her smile how soon the Stranger knows ; How soon by his the glad discovery shows ! As to her lips she lifts the lovely boy, What answering looks of sympathy and joy ! He walks, he speaks. In many a broken word His wants, his wishes, and...

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