The Diamond and the Pearl: A Novel, Volume 2

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Page 1 - Ye nymphs of rosy lips and radiant eyes, Whom Pleasure keeps too busy to be wise, Whom joys with soft varieties invite By day the frolic, and the dance by night; Who frown with vanity, who smile with art, And ask the latest fashion of the heart, What care, what rules your heedless charms shall save, Each nymph your rival, and each youth your slave?
Page 53 - His passion still, to covet general praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways ; A constant bounty which no friend has made; An angel tongue, which no man can persuade! A fool, with more of wit than half mankind...
Page 97 - Lead it through various scenes of life and death, And from each scene the noblest truths inspire. Nor less inspire my conduct than my song ; Teach my best reason, reason; my best will Teach rectitude ; and fix my firm resolve Wisdom to wed, and pay her long arrear : Nor let the phial of thy vengeance, pour'd On this devoted head, be pour'd in vain.
Page 117 - There was turning of keys, and creaking of locks, As he took forth a bait from his iron box. It was a bundle of beautiful things,— A peacock's tail, and a butterfly's wings, A scarlet slipper, an auburn curl, A mantle of silk, and a bracelet of pearl, And a packet of letters, from whose sweet fold Such a stream of delicate odours rolled, That the Abbot fell on his face, and fainted, And deemed his spirit was half-way sainted.
Page 78 - And, when you lay In childbed, at the christening of this minx, I well remember it, as you had been An absolute princess (since they have no more) Three several chambers hung: the first with arras, And that for waiters; the second, crimson satin, Of the rich Tyrian dye : a canopy To cover the brat's cradle; you in state, Like Pompey's Julia.
Page 240 - Harshly perhaps ; for many a benefit Puts on the vizor of a stern reproof : But, oh ! within, (as roughest rinds conceal The tenderest kernels,) gentle thoughts abide ; Sweet meanings ; seeds that, if the soil be sure, Will bring forth fruits of wisdom. 34. — Goodness comes without parade. A. THE Music, then, A rainbow of sweet sounds, did steal upon me, Arching my cloudy thoughts with brighter hopes. B. Is it not ever thus ? The gifts of Gods Come not in thunder, but all silent :— Thus Comes...
Page 27 - Of as free spirit, and of as fine a temper As is in England ; and he is a man That very richly may deserve thy love. But, noble Clare, this while of our discourse What may Mounchensey's honour to thyself Exact upon the measure of thy grace ? Cla.
Page 217 - ... not fast by the way, (for that contentment is repentance,) but knowing the circle of all courses, of all intents, of all things, to have but one center or period, without all distraction he hasteth thither and ends there as his true natural element.
Page 217 - Men are the instruments of his art, and there is no man without his use. Occasion incites him, none enticeth him ; and he moves by affection, not for affection. He loves glory, scorns shame, and governeth and obeyeth with one countenance, for it comes from one consideration.

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