Historical romances of the author of Waverley, Volume 3

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Page 240 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.
Page 350 - Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Page 11 - Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries ! Happiest they of human race, To whom God has granted grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, and force the way ; And better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
Page 55 - ... and inevitably-necessary-to-be-remembered manual of all that is worthy to be known — which indoctrines the rude in civility, the dull in intellectuality, the heavy in jocosity, the blunt in gentility, the vulgar in nobility, and all of them in that unutterable perfection of human utterance, that eloquence which no other eloquence is sufficient to praise, that art which, when we call it by its own name of Euphuism, we bestow on it its richest panegyric.
Page 51 - Euphues and his England, was in the very zenith of his absurdity and reputation. The quaint, forced, and unnatural style which he introduced by his Anatomy of Wit...
Page 328 - Shafton when he looked elsewhere, and were dropped at once when they encountered his, that she was irresistible ! In fine, the affectionate delicacy of her whole demeanour, joined to the promptitude and boldness she had so lately evinced, tended to ennoble the services she had rendered, as if some sweet engaging Grace Put on some clothes to come abroad, And took a waiter's place.
Page 384 - ... he never would take money for them, and that I should have the whole advantage of all he wrote. This declaration became morally void when the question was about thousands, instead of a few hundreds ; and I perfectly agree with the admired and admirable Author of Waverley, that the wise and good accept not gifts which are made in heat of blood, and which may be after repented of.
Page 297 - should be removed to hallowed ground, and his soul secured by the prayers of the Church in his behalf." Grief would have its natural course, and the voice of the comforter was wasted in vain.

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