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Little, Brown, & Company, 1893 - 324 páginas

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Marriage

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With her sharp eye for human foibles and fancies, Scottish author Ferrier (1782–1854) outsold her contemporary Jane Austen with witty stories of Scottish social life. Two centuries later, her first ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 221 - I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed; But let me that plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed...
Página 51 - Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches : but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth : for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Página 258 - And he. saw the lean dogs beneath the wall Hold o'er the dead their carnival...
Página 263 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Página 259 - In age, in infancy, from others' aid Is all our hope; to teach us to be kind: That Nature's first, last lesson to mankind. The selfish heart deserves the pain it feels : More generous sorrow, while it sinks exalts, And conscious virtue mitigates the pang.
Página 107 - For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him.
Página 309 - My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go ! Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, The birthplace of valour, the country of worth ; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love. Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow ; Farewell to the straths and green valleys below; Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods ; Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
Página 146 - ... full glory, either at the rising or setting of it, he would be so transported and amazed, and so admire the glory of it, that he would not willingly turn his eyes from that first ravishing object, to behold all the other various beauties this world could present to him.

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