The Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's magazine, Band 56

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Seite 624 - She has thrown her bonnet by, And her feet she has been dipping In the shallow water's flow ; Now she holds them nakedly In her hands, all sleek and dripping, While she rocketh to and fro. Little Ellie sits alone, — And the smile, she softly useth, Fills the silence like a speech ; While she thinks what shall be done, — And the sweetest pleasure chooseth For her future within reach...
Seite 392 - That hangs his head, and a' that ? The coward-slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea stamp ; The man's the gowd for a
Seite 268 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Seite 237 - The delight of tragedy proceeds from our consciousness of fiction ; if we thought murders and treasons real, they would please no more. Imitations produce pain or pleasure, not because they are mistaken for realities, but because they bring realities to mind.
Seite 624 - Then, ay, then he shall kneel low, With the red-roan steed anear him Which shall seem to understand, Till I answer, 'Rise and go! For the world must love and fear him Whom I gift with heart and hand.
Seite 624 - And the steed shall be red-roan, And the lover shall be noble, With an eye that takes the breath : And the lute he plays upon Shall strike ladies into trouble, As his sword strikes men to death.
Seite 561 - They are the depositaries of the laws; the living oracles, who must decide in all cases of doubt, and who are bound by an oath to decide according to the law of the land.
Seite 395 - Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content! And oh ! may Heaven their simple lives prevent From luxury's contagion, weak and vile ! Then, howe'er crowns and coronets be rent, A virtuous populace may rise the while, And stand a wall of fire around their much-loved Isle. O Thou! who pour'd the patriotic tide That stream'd thro...
Seite 624 - And the first time, I will send A white rosebud for a guerdon, And the second time, a glove ; But the third time — I may bend From my pride, and answer — 'Pardon, If he comes to take my love.
Seite 122 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more...

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