The Westons, Or, Scenes in a Village, Consisting of Cottage Prose and Cottage Poetry, by the Author of 'Old Friends in a New Dress.' 2nd Ed

The Westons, Or, Scenes in a Village, Consisting of Cottage Prose and Cottage Poetry, by the Author of 'Old Friends in a New Dress.' 2nd Ed

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...soon become the property of the family who had the strongest claim to all the possessions of the liberal donor, he accepted it in his usual kind manner; and, having taken his seat by the side of his delighted lady, he smiled his thanks for the acclamations of the surrounding crowd, and drove his quiet and obedient pony, at a slow pace, the longest way round to the church, that he might show to many of his neighbours the valuable present that he had received from the grateful Heartly. It is not necessary to describe the particulars of the remainder of the day. It will be sufficient to say, that, after the ceremony, the new married couple proceeded to the delightful duty of contributing to the comfort and enjoyment of their poorer neighbours--joined in the pleasing task by a numerous party of approving friends, whose congratulations on the principal event of the morning, and on the manner of celebrating it, were frequent and sincere. These tokens of regard and esteem were received with becoming modesty, respect, and good sense, by the bride and bridegroom; but the sounds which gave them the truest pleasure were the thanks and prayers of a hundred honest and grateful hearts, which implored blessings upon them for having dispensed so much happiness upon the day of their wedding. THE PRODUCTIONS OF THE EARTH. 0 Lord! where'er I turn my eyes, What wonders do I see, To make my thankful bosom rise In gratitude to thee! 1 see the produce of the ground In smiling plenty spring; The fruits with which the trees abound, The various seasons bring. The plenteous stores know no decay, The early kinds endure In rich perfection, day by day, Till others are mature. Except when man (like thoughtless brute, To please a restless taste, ) Anticipates the coming...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813049
  • 9781236813046