A Norseman's Views of Britain and the British

W.P. Nimmo, 1863 - 168 Seiten

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Seite 126 - Then her cheek was pale and thinner than should be for one so young, And her eyes on all my motions with a mute observance hung. And I said, " My cousin Amy, speak, and speak the truth to me, Trust me, cousin, all the current of my being sets to thee.
Seite 56 - Deeply mourn'd the Lord of Burleigh, Burleigh-house by Stamford-town. And he came to look upon her, And he look'd at her and said, ' Bring the dress and put it on her, That she wore when she was wed.
Seite 126 - Tread those reviving passions down, Unworthy manhood! — unto thee Indifferent should the smile or frown Of beauty be. If thou regret'st thy youth, why live? The land of honourable death Is here: — up to the field, and give Away thy breath! Seek out — less often sought than found — A soldier's grave, for thee the best; Then look around and choose thy ground, And take thy rest.
Seite 119 - THOU lingering star, with lessening ray, That lov'st to greet the early morn, Again thou usher'st in the day My Mary from my soul was torn. O Mary! dear departed shade! Where is thy place of blissful rest? See'st thou thy lover lowly laid? Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast?
Seite 57 - Shaped her heart with woman's meekness To all duties of her rank: And a gentle consort made he, And her gentle mind was such That she grew a noble lady, And the people loved her much. But a trouble weigh'd upon her, And perplex'd her, night and morn, With the burthen of an honour Unto which she was not born.
Seite 85 - ... denying herself the ordinary comforts of life for the sake of an erring parent or brother: that is not probably an uncommon case, and as near an approach as in this life we make to heaven. And there may be some one or two rare natures in the world, in whom there is such a divine courtesy, such a gentleness and dignity of soul, that differences of rank seem to vanish before them, and they look upon the face of others, even of their own servants and dependants, only as they are in the sight of...
Seite 66 - It is a great mistake to imagine that caste in India is either a burden or a disgrace. The notion is European, springing like many others out of the belief that our own customs and feelings furnish an infallible standard by which to measure those of other nations.
Seite 138 - When Bishop Colenso issued the first volume of his Bible criticism, and the newspapers had duly blown their bugles about the important event, a respectable bookseller in Edinburgh placarded the streets abundantly with advertisements, intimating to the public a ' great fall in the. price of Bibles...
Seite 75 - There are other gesticulations, all, to our seeming, very absurd, but they are not subjects of ridicule, because they are seriously and reverentially practised by men of even sense and learning.

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