Flirtation, Volume 3

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Page 68 - Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 'Tis woman's whole existence; man may range The court, camp, church, the vessel, and the mart, Sword, gown, gain, glory, offer in exchange Pride, fame, ambition, to fill up his heart, And few there are whom these cannot estrange: Men have all these resources, we but one, To love again, and be again undone.
Page 228 - The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 37 - And, e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy. Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, "Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. Proud swells the tide with loads of freighted ore, And shouting Folly hails them from her shore...
Page 37 - Yes ! let the rich deride, the proud disdain These simple blessings of the lowly train ; To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art...
Page 291 - And wandering eyes, still leaning on the arm Of Novelty, her fickle, frail support; For thou art meek and constant, hating change, And finding in the calm of truth-tried love Joys that her stormy raptures never yield.
Page 262 - Mais elle était du monde où les plus belles choses Ont le pire destin ; Et rose elle a vécu ce que vivent les roses, L'espace d'un matin.
Page 94 - Extolling patience as the truest fortitude, And to the bearing well of all calamities, All chances incident to man's frail life, Consolatories writ With studied argument, and much persuasion sought, Lenient of grief and anxious thought.
Page 3 - That charm shall grow, while what fatigues the Ring, Flaunts and goes down, an unregarded thing...
Page 125 - For what admir'st thou, what transports thee so ? An outside? fair, no doubt, and worthy well Thy cherishing, thy honouring, and thy love, Not thy subjection : weigh with her thyself ; Then value : oft-times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well managed ; of that skill the more thou know'st, The more she will acknowledge thee her head, And to realities yield all her shows...

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