Ernestine; or, The child of mystery, by a lady of fashion [miss Blackwell] 3 vols

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Page 46 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles : half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, — dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head : The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yond...
Page 14 - For man to tell how human life began Is hard ; for who himself beginning knew ? Desire with thee still longer to converse Induced me. As new waked from soundest sleep Soft on the flowery herb I found me laid, In balmy sweat, which with his beams the sun Soon dried, and on the reeking moisture fed. Straight toward...
Page 46 - Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Page 244 - On to their blissful bower : it was a place Chosen by the sovereign Planter, when he framed All things to man's delightful use ; the roof Of thickest covert was inwoven shade Laurel and myrtle, and what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf ; on either side Acanthus, and each odorous bushy shrub, Fenced up the verdant wall ; each beauteous flower, Iris all hues, roses, and jessamine...
Page 56 - No farther seek her merits to disclose, Or draw her frailties from their dread abode : There they alike in trembling hope repose, — The bosom of her Father, and her God.
Page 17 - Ernestine at an earlier period, when the impression would not have been so seriously felt. She was now of an age more fully to understand the disadvantages under which she laboured, and was therefore more liable to feel humbled and depressed by them. It became, 'therefore...
Page 46 - Me thinks, he seems no bigger than his head : The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon tall anchoring bark...
Page 18 - ... pure and delicate mind must be the idea, almost amounting to conviction, of her having been the offspring of crime and shame. Still, it was constantly and kindly represented to her that, as there was no actual proof of this fact, it could not by any means be established...
Page 76 - Vere was in the meantime assailed in all quarters by questions from young and old — " Do tell me? I hope I am not...

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