The Library of Choice Literature; Prose and Poetry Selected from the Most Admired Authors Volume 1

The Library of Choice Literature; Prose and Poetry Selected from the Most Admired Authors Volume 1

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... in strife and toil, It shall com3 in blood and spoil. It shall come in empire's groans, Burning temples, trampled thrones; Then Ambition, rue thy lust!--"Earth to earth, and dust to dust!" Then shall come the judgment-sign; In the east the King shall shine; Flashing from heaven's golden gate, Thousand thousands round his state; Spirits with the crown and plume; Tremble then, thou sullen tomb! Heaven shall open on our sight, Earth be turn'd to living light, Kingdom of the ransom'd just--"Earth to earth, and dust to dust!" Then thy mount, Jerusalem, Shall be gorgeous as a gem; Then shall in the desert rise Fruits of more than Paradise; Earth by angel feet be trod, One great garden of her God! Till are dried the martyrs' tears Through a thousand glorious years! Now, in hope of Him we tiust, "Earth to earth, and dust to dust!" Croly. A FAMILY SCENE. rSusan Edmonstone Ferrier, born in Edinburgh, ITS-; died November. 1854. She was the daughter of Jam;s Ferrier, one of the elerks of the Cuurt uf Session, Edinburgh. In 1SIS she published her first novel, Marrii.yr which earned h ir a lasting reputation. Scott in his epilogue to the T" les of in u Liwtlord, distinguishes his 'sister-shadow the author of the very lively work entitled Mari-iage," as one of those be-t qualified to illustrate the varieties of Scottish character which he had left untouchel. Miss Furrier's second work. The Inheritance, appeared in 1S24; and in 18:11, Destinv, ur the Chitfs Daughter, a story illustrative f Highland manners and scenery. Tlu follou'iug amusiu sketch is from the second work J The great use of delineating alurdities is, that we may k'.ow how far hum in folly can go, the account, ther.'fore, ought, of absolute necessity, to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655362
  • 9781236655363