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184. oldal - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
77. oldal - So hand in hand they pass'd, the loveliest pair, That ever since in love's embraces met; Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve. Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh fountain side They sat them down...
258. oldal - ... existence, and that he was thus utterly bereaved at once of every outward trace, of every living record, of his late guilty connexion. " After a time, he sought some relief to his feelings in active service in the cause of the Greeks; but even in the most eventful moments of his after-life, that would sometimes obtrude itself, which was never absent from his solitary pillow, — the image of his poor Matilda, as, heart-broken and repentant, he had seen her on the evening preceding the fatal catastrophe...
69. oldal - ... indulgence of the softer feelings of her nature gave a matchless expression of tenderness to her angelic features. But as she bent her eyes towards him who occupied all her thoughts, and met his adoring gaze, she felt suddenly struck with the change which his recent severe illness had made in his fine manly beauty ; and it recalled her mind from the calm enjoyment of the present moment, and enforced the recollection, of how much of their late re-union they had owed to sickness and to suffering,...
256. oldal - ... done ! — Oh that instead — a being so sad and lonely as myself had been fated to leave them behind me !" There were moments during the remainder of the evening when Matilda's eye shone so brilliantly, and her voice sounded so sweetly, that Ormsby and Mrs. Sydney almost indulged a hope that she might be spared to them; but the medical man conceived it his duty at once to check such vain and fruitless expectation. He solemnly assured them that she could hardly live through the night, and that...
69. oldal - The simple attire to which, as hest suited to a statuary's classical taste she had confined her morning's toilet, was peculiarly calculated to invest her perfect form with an almost aerial grace ; whilst the tranquil indulgence of the softer feelings of her nature gave a matchless expression of tenderness to her angelic features. But as she bent her eyes towards him who occupied all her thoughts, and met his adoring gaze, she felt suddenly struck with the change which his recent severe illness had...
254. oldal - Oh, that I had never left you for one moment ! — how could any. thing persuade me to tear myself one instant away from my only treasure ?" ' " Say not so- — Do not now repine, my love — I trust that good has come out of this evil — Ormsby, I feel that I am more fit to die — nay, start not. — Had I basked ever in the sunshine of thy presence, many sad and salutary reflections had been withered and lost. Then think of the dear Emily — her wellmerited happiness is cheaply purchased even...
253. oldal - Dearest Lady Matilda," interrupted her friend, " do not -give way to these agitating anticipations of death. I know there is no cause for alarm. But Lord Ormsby you will see, and that soon." ' "He's here — he's alive — he is not lost — I read it in your eyes. — Ormsby, my love — Oh, my God, let me live to see him again !" cried Matilda, as, exhausted by the effort, she sunk fainting on the pillow. ' It was in Ormsby's arms that she was restored to consciousness ; it was from his trembling...

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