Stuart of Dunleath

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Page 242 - Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope ;2 but still bear up and steer Right onward.
Page 161 - If all men were able to satisfy conscience and ambition by doing their duty in that state of life into which it had pleased God to call them, civilization would advance with but tardy steps.
Page 278 - So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
Page 257 - I arise from dreams of thee In the first sweet sleep of night, When the winds are breathing low, And the stars are shining bright; I arise from dreams of thee, And a spirit in my feet Has led me — who knows how? — To thy chamber window, sweet ! The wandering airs, they faint On the dark, the silent stream — The champak odors fail Like sweet thoughts in a dream; The nightingale's complaint, It dies upon her heart, As I must die on thine, O, beloved as thou art!
Page 56 - A child's eyes ! those clear wells of undefiled thought — what on earth can be more beautiful ? Full of hope, love, and curiosity, they meet your own. In prayer, how earnest ; in joy, how sparkling ; in sympathy, how tender. The man who never tried the companionship of a little child has carelessly passed by one of the greatest pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it, or knowing its value.
Page 57 - ... in return : it will take, it is true, no measure or soundings of your thought; it will not judge how much you should believe -: whether your grief is rational in proportion to your loss ; whether you are worthy or fit to attract the love which you seek ; but its whole soul will incline to yours, and engraft itself, as it were, on the feeling which is your feeling for the hour.
Page 190 - 1 giorno e '1 mese e 1' anno E la stagione e '1 tempo e 1' ora e '1 punto E '1 bel paese e '1 loco ov...
Page 57 - Speak to it of the holy things of your religion, of your grief for the loss of a friend, of your love for some one you fear will not love in return : — it will take, it is true, no measure or...
Page 301 - ... man's lifetime. The rest are substitutes, makeshifts for love ; to them in vain he shall affirm, or deny, that which they desire or dread to hear. In his heart a shadow sits throned, who for ever bends down to listen, to watch those who would approach him, and bar them out with whispers of sorrowful comparison and the delight of remembered days.
Page 250 - If I did love you in my master's flame, With such a suffering, such a deadly life, In your denial I would find no sense ; I would not unde»stand it.

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