The Serious Wooing: A Heart's History

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F. A. Stokes Company, 1901 - 270 páginas
 

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Página 96 - I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me ; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture...
Página 49 - Venture as warily, use the same skill, Do your best, whether winning or losing it, If you choose to play! — is my principle. Let a man contend to the uttermost For his life's set prize, be it what it will! The counter our lovers staked was lost As surely as if it were lawful coin; And the sin I impute to each frustrate ghost...
Página 119 - ... according to what he hath, and not according to what he hath not.
Página 64 - Thou robb'st my days of bus'ness and delights, Of sleep thou robb'st my nights, Ah! lovely thief, what wilt thou do? What! rob me of heav'n too? Thou ev'n my prayers dost steal from me, And I, with wild idolatry, Begin to GOD, and end them all to thee.
Página 34 - Tis not the Linnen shews so fair : Her skin shines through, and makes it bright ; So clouds themselves like Suns appear, When the Sun pierces them with Light : So Lillies in a glass enclose, The Glass will seem as white as those.
Página 11 - THERE is a Lady sweet and kind, Was never face so pleased my mind; I did but see her passing by, And yet I love her till I die. Her gesture, motion, and her smiles, Her wit, her voice my heart beguiles, Beguiles my heart, I know not why, And yet I love her till I die...
Página 162 - Curly locks! Curly locks! Wilt thou be mine? Thou shalt not wash dishes Nor yet feed the swine; But sit on a cushion And sew a fine seam, And feed upon strawberries, Sugar and cream.
Página 113 - Let not the sign of the husband fright you, lady; But ere your spring be gone, enjoy it. Flowers, Though fair, are oft but of one morning; think, All beauty doth not last until the autumn: You grow old while I tell you this; and such As cannot use the present, are not wise.
Página 1 - Choose you, fair damsel, — yet the choice is yours, — Either a solemn nunnery or the court, God or Lord Lacy : which contents you best, To be a nun, or else Lord Lacy's wife ? Lacy.
Página 30 - ... The first thus unhappily situated are the poor and the uneducated profligate among the working classes, who are now trained to commit crimes, for the commission of which they are afterwards punished. The second is the remaining mass of the population, who are now instructed to believe, or at least to acknowledge, that certain principles are unerringly true, and to act as though they were grossly false...

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