Isabella: A Novel

Henry Colburn and Company, 1823

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Página 365 - And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures, Whilst the landscape round it measures ; Russet lawns, and fallows gray, Where the nibbling flocks do stray ; Mountains, on whose barren breast The labouring clouds do often rest ; Meadows trim, with daisies pied ; Shallow brooks, and rivers wide ; Towers and battlements it sees Bosomed high in tufted trees, Where perhaps some beauty lies, The cynosure of neighbouring eyes.
Página 48 - LET observation, with extensive view, Survey mankind, from China to Peru ; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life : Then say how hope and fear, desire and hate, O'erspread with snares the clouded maze of fate...
Página 65 - Light was either by negligence or affectation changed to sun, which, considered without the rhyme, is indeed better. The next transcriber, finding that the word right did not rhyme to sun, supposed it erroneously written, and left it out.
Página 220 - Pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes, Men would be Angels, Angels would be Gods. Aspiring to be Gods, if Angels fell, Aspiring to be Angels, Men rebel: And who but wishes to invert the laws Of Order, sins against th
Página 179 - The world's a school Of wrong, and what proficients swarm around ! We must or imitate or disapprove ; Must list as their accomplices or foes: That stains our innocence, this wounds our peace.
Página 340 - The battle is not to the strong, nor the race to the swift, any more in worldly happiness than in other things.
Página 195 - Thy pleasure is the promise of thy pain. Misfortune, like a creditor severe, But rises in demand for her delay ; She makes a scourge of past prosperity...
Página 321 - Within the heart of peace, with birds and flocks, The flowers of the earth, and the high stars of heaven ' Companions of her love and innocence; Yet she who in that region- of delight, Slumber'd in the sunshine, or the shelter'd shade, Rose with the rising storm, and like an angel With hair unruffled in its radiance, stood Beside the couch of tossing agony ! As undisturb'd as on some vernal day Walking alone through mountain-solitude, To bring home in her arms a new-yean'd lamb Too feeble for the...
Página 90 - Why, my little novice in the ways of the world, and in the ways of the lords of it,
Página 198 - The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; Th' expectancy and rose of the fair state, Th

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