The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Mirror of Fortune, Or, the Analysis of Life; Illustrated by Gems from the Best Writers

The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Mirror of Fortune, Or, the Analysis of Life; Illustrated by Gems from the Best Writers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... heart has settled in a sea of pride, Till every part is cold and petrified. Gould. And dost thou say her heart is cold, Because thine eye cannot discover (As round its jealous glance is rolled On glittering crowds) one welcome lover? And dost thou think she cannot love Because thy suit her lips reprove? Oh, valueless the wind-harp's tone, Which, swept by Summer-'s careless breezes Gives forth a wild, uncertain moan, As often as the zephyr pleases. Who marks its faint and careless sigh? Once heard, it hath no melody. But when the stricken lyre, which long Hath hung upon the wall, decaying, Breathes out its soul of love and song, Obedient to the minstrel's playing, And to its master's touch alone Responds with loud and plaintive tone. Even so the heart, that, sad and cold, Warms not beneath thy careless wooing, Hath known Love's power in days of old, And worshipped--to its own undoing; And many a passion, quiet now, Hath glowed upon her faded brow. And still perchance the day may come, When, from its halls of silence taken, That heart in, its deserted home, To life and love and joy shall waken, It hath the music at command But thine is not the master's hand. And his heart was all your own, 'Twas the love of childhood merely, Which like childhood soon has flown. N. 4. G.---Oh, joy is bright in her laughing eye, And kindles her youthful bosom, As a cheerful glance from the golden sky, ' On the summer's gentle blossom. She has dreams which float like a song in the air, To her buoyant spirit stealing; While earth is sweet, and its scenes are fair To her raptured view revealing. L.--Good humor reigneth on his brow, Yet mingled with due gravity, Smiles play around his handsome mouth, Though far from...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784111
  • 9781236784117