Fidelity Volume 3

Fidelity Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...gently walked out and closed the door forever. " Certainly Mr. Shelly is right in his notion about old age unless powerfully counteracted by all sorts of opposite agencies. It is a miserable corrupter and blighter of the gentle charities of the human heart. " So true it is, in the language of a wise man, whose own experience had made him acquainted with both fortunes, that riches are better fitted' To slacken virtue and abate her edge, Than tempt her to do ought may merit praise. From "Paradise Regained" and from the " Confessions of an English Opium Eater, ' by Thomas DeQuincey, September 30, 1822. THE OLD HOMESTEAD, Here is the old apple tree, The daisy and lawn ivy, The myrtle green no longer seen, Nor the lilies of the valley. The fence is gone, no hedge of sheen for the lilac and the poppy. Some trees are gone, and some are dead Like old memories from us severed. The old house has an ancient look, I'm hungry now, and I wonder who's cook, Would the new dog bark, or the old cow hook If I was a miser that never bought a book. From the road view across the old front yard The porch seems small, and the steps quite low. Where I used to sit in the long, long ago Looking across the golden glow. As I sadly thought when the hours went slow Would our best girl get another beau.. THE DREAM. I saw two beings in the hues of youth Standing upon a hill, a gentle hill, Green and of wild declivity--the last As 'twere the cape of a long ridge of such, Save that there was no sea to lave its base, But a most living landscape, and the wave Of woods and cornfields, and the abodes of tneii Scattered at intervals, and the wreathing smoke Arising from such rustic roofs, the hill Was crowned with a peculiar diadem Of.trees in a circular array, so fixed--Not by the...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666488
  • 9781236666482