The Three Perils of Woman; Or, Love, Leasing and Jealousy: A Series of Domestic Scottish Tales, Volume 1

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Page 92 - O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else? And shall I couple hell? O fie! Hold, hold, my heart, And you, my sinews, grow not instant old, But bear me stiffly up ! Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat In this distracted globe.
Page 92 - That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer : welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing. O, let not virtue seek Remuneration for the thing it was ; For beauty, wit, High birth, vigour of bone, desert in service, Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all To envious and calumniating time. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin ; That all with one consent praise new-born gawds, Though they are made and moulded...
Page 247 - O all-mighty an' just God, who can fathom the depth of thy judgment? It is higher than heaven, what can we do; it is deeper than hell, what can we understand? What shall we, or what can we, do to appease thy displeasure? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, or the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? If thou requirest it, I must; but, in the mean time, we leave with thee this night two broken an' contrite spirits, an' bow to thy decision, whatever it may be.
Page 247 - It is higher than heaven, what can we do: it is deeper than hell, what can we know: the measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea...

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