Pribbles and Prabbles: Or, Rambling Reflections on Varied Topics

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Skeffington, 1906 - 284
 

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Strona 78 - The sky is changed ! — and such a change ! Oh night, And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman ! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder...
Strona 72 - This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune — often the surfeit of our own behaviour — we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars : as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion ; knaves, thieves and treachers, by spherical predominance ; drunkards, liars and adulterers, by an enforced obedience of planetary influence ; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on...
Strona 78 - Must we but blush? — Our fathers bled. Earth! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead ! Of the three hundred grant but three. To make a new Thermopylae!
Strona 87 - Aemilium circa ludum faber unus et ungues Exprimet et molles imitabitur aere capillos, Infelix operis summa quia ponere totum Nesciet. Hune ego me, si quid componere curem, Non magis esse velim quam naso vivere pravo, Spectandum nigris oculis nigroque capillo.
Strona 38 - Si sol splendescat Maria purificante, Major erit glacies post festum quam fuit ante...
Strona 169 - He could raise scruples dark and nice, And after solve 'em in a trice: As if divinity had catch'd The itch, on purpose to be scratch'd...
Strona 190 - The King, observing with judicious eyes, The state of both his Universities, To one he sends a regiment ; — For why ? That learned body wanted loyalty ; To th' other books he gave, as well discerning How much that loyal body wanted learning.
Strona 103 - Other letters are read and thrown away and forgotten, but yours are kept forever — unread. One of them will last a reasonable man a lifetime.
Strona 188 - Twas in heaven pronounced, and 'twas muttered in hell, And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell ; On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest, And the depths of the ocean its presence confest.
Strona 78 - The sky is changed! - and such a change! Oh night, And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder! Not from one lone cloud, But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers, through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud!

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