Rhoda: A Novel

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Henry Colburn, 1816

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Page 13 - Ambition this shall tempt to rise, Then whirl the wretch from high, To bitter Scorn a sacrifice, And grinning Infamy. The stings of Falsehood those shall try And hard Unkindness...
Page 13 - That every labouring sinew strains. Those in the deeper vitals rage : Lo Poverty, to fill the band, That numbs the soul with icy hand, And slow-consuming Age. To each his sufferings : all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan ; The tender for another's pain, Th
Page 189 - What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater?
Page 154 - Arise, ye subtle spirits, that can spy, When love is entered in a female's eye ; You, that can read it in the midst of doubt, And in the midst of frowns can find it out ; You, that can search those many cornered minds, Where women's crooked fancy turns and winds ; You, that can love explore, and truth impart, Where both lie deepest hid in woman's heart, Arise \The ghosts of TRAXALLA and ACACIS arise; they stand still, and point at MONTEZUMA.
Page 123 - Nature fail'd in me, and left some part Not proof enough such object to sustain ; Or, from my side subducting, took perhaps More than enough; at least on her bestow'd Too much of ornament, in outward show Elaborate, of inward less exact.
Page 207 - On the other side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not Heaven; he seemed For dignity composed and high exploit: But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason...
Page 262 - The adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill; Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill." That is, (to express the matter in plain terms, without any colouring,) "you poison the beholder, with far more of this base appetite, than otherwise he would feel.
Page 1 - You have often Begun to tell me what I am, but stopt And left me to a bootelesse Inquisition, Concluding, stay: not yet.

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