The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Richard Penn Smith

H. W. Smith, 1856 - 326 páginas

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Página 131 - Adieu; farewell earth's bliss, This world uncertain is: Fond are life's lustful joys, Death proves them all but toys. None from his darts can fly: I am sick, I must die. Lord have mercy on us! Rich men, trust not in wealth, Gold cannot buy you health; Physic himself must fade; All things to end are made ; The plague full swift goes by; I am sick, I must die. Lord have mercy on us!
Página 288 - I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
Página 187 - But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature.
Página 285 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Página 8 - ... who had that day arrived in Philadelphia, after an absence of several years. The first salutation was scarcely over, when the curtain fell, and the author's friend innocently remarked, " Well, this is really the most insufferable trash that I have witnessed for some time.
Página 279 - Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Página 207 - Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful ; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
Página 45 - LUMINE Aeon dextro, capta est Leonida sinistro, Et poterat forma vincere uterque Deos. Parve puer, lumen quod habes concede puellae; Sic tu caecus amor, sic erit ilia Venus.
Página 202 - CALL me no more, As heretofore, The music of a feast ; Since now, alas ! The mirth that was In me is dead or ceas'd. Before I went, To banishment, Into the loathed west, I could rehearse A lyric verse, And speak it with the best.
Página 239 - What is become of all those vernal fancies which had so much power to touch the heart ? What a number of sentiments have lived and revelled in. the soul that are now irrevocably gone.

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