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第 24 頁 - Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. For he maketh sore, and bindeth up : he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
第 134 頁 - Tell zeal it wants devotion, Tell love it is but lust, Tell time it is but motion, Tell flesh it is but dust. And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie.
第 83 頁 - And your wings of the silver grey.' 7. The cock prov'd false, and untrue he was, For he crew an hour oer soon; The lassie thought it day when she sent her love away, And it was but a blink of the moon.
第 82 頁 - Fantastic passions ! maddening brawl ! And shame and terror over all! Deeds to be hid which were not hid, Which, all confused, I could not know Whether I suffered, or I did: For all seemed guilt, remorse, or woe, — My own or others', still the same Life-stifling fear, soul-stifling shame.
第 170 頁 - WE talked with open heart, and tongue Affectionate and true, A pair of friends, though I was young, And Matthew seventy-two. We lay beneath a spreading oak, Beside a mossy seat; And from the turf a fountain broke, And gurgled at our feet. 'Now, Matthew...
第 3 頁 - ... upon one great massy branch that hung over him — his bloodless lips fastened together, as if they had been glued- — his limbs like things entirely destitute of life and motion — every thing about him cold, stiff, and senseless. Minute after minute passed heavily away as in a dream — hour after hour rolled unheeded into the abyss — the stars twinkled through the pine-tops, and disappeared — the moon arose in her glory, rode through the clear autumn heaven, and vanished — and all...
第 4 頁 - ... hasty footsteps up stairs to the room, where, for some weeks past, he had been accustomed to occupy a solitary bed. The wakeful servants heard him shut his door behind him ; one of them having gone out anxiously, had traced him to his privacy, but none of them had ventured to think of disturbing it. Until he had come back, not one of them thought of going to bed. Now, however, they did so, and the house of sorrow was all over silent.
第 3 頁 - The storm of desolation was followed by a lowering state of repose. He lay insensible alike to all things, stretched out at all his length, with his eyes fixed in a stupid stedfastness upon one great massy branch that hung over him — his bloodless lips fastened together, as if they had been glued — his limbs like things entirely destitute of life and motion — every thing about him cold, stiff, and senseless. Minute after minute passed heavily away as in a dream...
第 279 頁 - M'Ewan appeared, he was saluted with one universal shout of horror — a huzza of mingled joy and triumph, and execration and laughter : — cats, rats, every filth of the pillory, showered about the gibbet. I was close by his elbow at that terrific moment, and I laid my finger on his wrist. As I live, there was never a calmer pulse in this world — slow, full, strong ; — I feel the iron beat of it at this moment. There happened to be a slight drizzle of rain at the moment; observing which, he...

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