Hyde Nugent: A Tale of Fashionable Life, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1827
 

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Page 277 - Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down Over the waste of waters ; like a veil, Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail. Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown, And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale, And the dim desolate deep : twelve days had Fear Been their familiar, and now Death was here.
Page 193 - Alas ! the love of Women ! it is known To be a lovely and a fearful thing ; For all of theirs upon that die is thrown, And if 't is lost, Life hath no more to bring To them but mockeries of the past alone...
Page 129 - So a wild Tartar, when he spies A man that's handsome, valiant, wise, If he can kill him, thinks t...
Page 126 - Live you ? or are you aught That man may question ? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her skinny lips. — You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.
Page 160 - In the great world, — which, being interpreted, Meaneth the west or worst end of a city, And about twice two thousand people, bred By no means to be very wise or witty, But to sit up while others lie in bed, And look down on the universe with pity, — Juan as an inveterate patrician, Was well received by persons of condition.
Page 186 - Made vocal for the amusement of the rest ; The sprightly lyre, whose treasure of sweet sounds The touch from many a trembling chord shakes out ; And the clear voice symphonious, yet distinct, And in the charming strife triumphant still ; Beguile the night, and set a keener edge On female industry : the threaded steel Flies swiftly, and unfelt the task proceeds.
Page 92 - Popular Applause ! what heart of man Is proof against thy sweet seducing charms ? The wisest and the best feel urgent need Of all their caution in thy gentlest gales...

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