Autumn Leaves

Hurd and Houghton, 1865 - 301 sivua

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Sivu 37 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Sivu 185 - tis just the hour, When pleasure, like the midnight flower That scorns the eye of vulgar light, Begins to bloom for sons of night, And maids who love the moon.
Sivu 157 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Sivu 252 - The oaks of the mountains fall; the mountains themselves decay with years; the ocean shrinks and grows again; the moon herself is lost in heaven, but thou art for ever the same, rejoicing in the brightness of thy course.
Sivu 139 - Between 1630 and 1640, or about 1636, the effect of the discovery of the mines of America in reducing the value of silver appears to have been completed, and the value of that metal seems never to have sunk lower in proportion to that of corn than it was about that time.
Sivu 94 - A pin a day is a groat a year," " A penny saved is a penny gained...
Sivu 252 - As he descends into the vale of years, the light of common joys may become less bright, and his horizon may be diminished. But his spiritual vision becomes clearer. As he looks up through the naked branches of the old oak spreading over his head, and finds his sight unobstructed by the thick summer foliage that once shut out the sky from his view ; now, in his old age, when his hair has grown thin, and his worldly honors have fallen around him, he can see in the open prospect the firmament of heaven...
Sivu 251 - But no canvas can set forth the thoughts and feelings of the old man, as he revolves in his mind the various fortunes, gales, soft breezes, fair weather and foul, that have wafted him hither, from his earliest boyhood. In the course of his long wanderings, he has taken deep draughts of pleasure and joy. He...
Sivu 251 - He has also known full well the bitterness of misfortune in the deprivation of property, or the loss of some who were very dear, perhaps of both. And though when his blood ran hotly through his veins in the prime of manhood, he could enjoy keenly, yet never perhaps has he known a serener and more perfect happiness than he...
Sivu 251 - ... a striking subject for the pencil, though we do not remember to have seen it painted. He is looking upward, while the foliage has fallen around to cherish and protect the young acorns, which are destined to perpetuate the race of the patriarch of the forest. But no...

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