Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments; Tending to Amuse the Fancy, and Inculcate Morality, Volume 8

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Page 66 - ... person then in his power. He mentioned this to no one; but, as soon as it was dark, retired to his garden...
Page 45 - Which against death some weapon does not bear. Let cities boast that they provide For life the ornaments of pride ; But 'tis the country and the field, That furnish it with staff and shield.
Page 128 - These two incongruous animals spent much of their time together in a lonely orchard, where they saw no creature but each other. By degrees an apparent regard began to take place between these two sequestered individuals. The fowl would...
Page 190 - SEE the leaves around us falling, Dry and wither'd to the ground ; Thus to thoughtless mortals calling, In a sad and solemn sound. Sons of Adam, once in Eden, Blighted when like us he fell, Hear the lecture we are reading, 'Tis, alas ! the truth we tell. Virgins, much, too much presuming On your boasted white and red, View us, late in beauty blooming, Number'd now among the dead.
Page 139 - Caravansera, in which he lodged; and after he had fulfilled his vows, he took me with him to Medina. He gave me an apartment in the Seraglio ; I was attended by his own...
Page 4 - ... yet from others they were continually receiving prefents, which ftill enabled them to live with a genteel frugality: they were ftill confidered as people of fafhion, and treated by thofe of a lower clafs with diftant refpect.
Page 6 - And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Page 91 - ... be ready at fix the next morning, a man and horfe being difpatched in the mean time to give notice of their arrival. The young folks were a little...
Page 235 - The peasant awoke at the break of day, and his guest, after taking leave of him, said " I must return to Moscow, my friend ; I am acquainted there with a very benevolent man, to whom I shall take care to mention your kind treatment of me. I can prevail upon him to stand godfather to your child. Promise me, therefore, that you will wait for me, that I may be present at the christening ; I will be back in three hours at the farthest.
Page 135 - He looked round with a smile of complacency ; perceiving that though it was mean, it was neat, and that though I was poor, I appeared to be content. As his habit was that of a pilgrim, I...

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