The Rural Wreath; Or, Life Among the Flowers ...

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Dayton and Wentworth, 1854 - Gift books

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Page 222 - spirit, yet a woman too ! — Her household motions light and free, And steps of virgin liberty ; A countenance in which do meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food ; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Page 28 - passage in the sacred volume —" Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." From the little common flower called heart's ease, we turn to that
Page 209 - If all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pleasures might my passions move To live with thee and be thy love. So fading flowers in every field To winter floods their treasures yield ; A honeyed tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's
Page 96 - Then die, that she The common fate of all things rare May read in thee ; How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair. Yet, though thou fade, From thy dead leaves let fragrance rise, And teach the maid That goodness time's rude hand defies; That virtue lives when beauty dies. ■ Waller.
Page 177 - Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben
Page 96 - Go, lovely rose, Tell her that wastes her time on me, That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be. Then die, that she The common fate of all things rare May read in thee ; How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair.
Page 234 - Faithful found Among the faithless, faithful only he; Among innumerable false, unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified; His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal; Nor number, nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind, Though single. Milton's
Page 149 - gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary. My life is cold, and dark, and dreary ; It rains, and the wind is never weary; My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past, And the hopes of my youth fall thick
Page 149 - youth fall thick on the blast, And the days are dark and dreary. Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining ; Your fate is the common fate of all; In every life some rain must fall, Some days
Page 177 - "What writest thou ? " The vision raised its head, And, with a look made all of sweet accord, Answered, " The names of those who love the Lord." " And is mine one ?

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