Berkeley Castle: An Historical Romance, 第 3 卷


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第 45 頁 - Time! the beautifier of the dead, Adorner of the ruin, comforter And only healer when the heart hath bled; Time! the corrector where our judgments err, The test of truth, love — sole philosopher, For all beside are sophists — from thy thrift, Which never loses though it doth defer— Time, the avenger! unto thee I lift My hands, and eyes, and heart, and crave of thee a gift...
第 242 頁 - Tis left to fly or fall alone. With wounded wing, or bleeding breast, Ah ! where shall either victim rest ? Can this with faded pinion soar From rose to tulip as before? Or Beauty, blighted in an hour, Find joy within her broken bower...
第 139 頁 - NIGHT wanes — the vapours round the mountains curl'd Melt into morn, and Light awakes the world. Man has another day to swell the past, And lead him near to little, but his last...
第 155 頁 - Tis well ! from this day forward we shall know That in ourselves our safety must be sought ; That by our own right hands it must be wrought ; That we must stand unpropped, or be laid low.
第 274 頁 - This Lord William closeth the second Septenary Number from Harding the Dane, as much differing from his last ancestors, as the Lord Thomas, the first septenary lord, did from his six former forefathers. I will not be superstitiously opinionated of the misteries of numbers, though it bee of longe standing amongst many learned men ; neither will I positively affirm that the number of six is fatall to weomen, and the numbers of seaven and nine to men; or, that those numbers have, (as many have written,)...
第 139 頁 - Melt into morn, and Light awakes the world. Man has another day to swell the past, And lead him near to little, but his last ; But mighty Nature bounds as from her birth, The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth ; Flowers in the valley, splendour in the beam, Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. Immortal man ! behold her glories shine, And cry, exulting inly,
第 160 頁 - My dog is good to catch a hen, A duck or goose is vood for men ; And where good company I spy, 0 thether gwoes my dog and I.
第 211 頁 - But when all is past, it is humbling to tread O'er the weltering field of the tombless dead, And see worms of the earth, and fowls of the air, Beasts of the forest, all gathering there ; All regarding man as their prey, All rejoicing in his decay.
第 275 頁 - ... losse, &c. : or with Seneca and others ; Septimus quisque annus, &c. Each seaventh year is remarkable with men, as the sixth is with weomen. Or, as divines teach ; that in the numbers of seaven there is a misticall perfection which our understandinge cannot attaine unto ; and that nature herself is observant of this number.
第 144 頁 - Or els at the same day bringe the uttermost of thy power, and I shall mete thee. An answere of this by writinge, as ye will abide by, according to the honour and order of Knighthood.