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Whittaker and Company, 1848

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第 424 頁 - Whose yesterdays look backward with a smile; Nor, like the Parthian, wound him as they fly; That common but opprobrious lot! Past hours, If not by guilt, yet wound us by their flight, If folly bounds our prospect by the grave...
第 424 頁 - Full power'd to cancel, expiate, raise, adorn, And reinstate us on the rock of peace. Let it not share its predecessor's fate ; Nor, like its elder sisters, die a fool.
第 424 頁 - Man flies from Time, and Time from man ; too soon In sad divorce this double -flight must end...
第 81 頁 - tis too late ; And yet my eyes take pleasure to behold thee; Thou art their last dear object Mercy, Heav'n ! [She dies.
第 72 頁 - Still let me pass neglected by their Eyes, Let my Bloom wither, and my Form decay, That none may think it worth his while to ruin me, And fatal Love may never be my Bane.
第 258 頁 - ... merchant, for whom I recovered the ring, had given to me; I had carefully preserved it, because the initials of my benefactor's name, and a passage from the Koran, were worked upon it. When he gave it to me, he said that perhaps we should meet again in some other part of the world, and he should recognize me by this token. The person who now took notice of the purse was his brother; and when I related to him how I had obtained it, he had the goodness to take me under his protection. He was a...
第 249 頁 - I declined doing, because I believed that I should draw down upon my head some dreadful calamity, if I voluntarily relinquished the talisman. Irritated by my refusal, the lady, according to the custom of her sex, became more resolute in her purpose ; but neither entreaties nor money could change my determination. Provoked beyond measure at my obstinacy, as she called it, she left the house.
第 245 頁 - What is your opinion on this subject?" said the grand seignior to his vizier. " I am inclined, please your majesty," replied tlfc vizier, "to think that success in the world depends more upon prudence than upon what is called luck, or fortune." " And I," said the sultan, "am persuaded that fortune does more for men than prudence.
第 415 頁 - The lady, roused from her natural indolence by this disappointment to her vanity, instantly ordered that the unfortunate female slave should be severely chastised. The woman was the wife of Hector ; and this fresh injury worked up his temper, naturally vindictive, to the highest point. He ardently longed for the moment when he might satiate his vengeance. The plan the negroes had laid was to set fire to the canes, at one and the same time, on every plantation ; and when the white inhabitants of the...
第 411 頁 - Caesar urged her with so much vehemence, and so much tenderness, to open to him her whole soul, that, at last, she could not resist his eloquence. She reluctantly revealed to him that secret of which she could not think without horror. She informed him that, unless he complied with what was required of him by the sorceress Esther, he was devoted to die. What it was that Esther required of him, Clara knew not: she knew nothing of the conspiracy. The timidity of her character was illsuited to such...