The Book of parlour games: comprising explanations of the most approved games for the social circle ...

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H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1853 - 288 oldal
 

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281. oldal - twas mutter'd in hell, And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell ; On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest, And the depths of the ocean its presence confess'd ; 'Twill be found in the sphere, when 'tis riven asunder; 'Tis seen in the lightning, and heard in.
281. oldal - Without it the soldier, the seaman may roam, But woe to the wretch who expels it from home! In the whispers of conscience...
282. oldal - tis hoarded with care, But is sure to be lost on his prodigal heir. It begins every hope, every wish it must bound, With the husbandman toils, and with monarchs is crown'd. Without it the soldier, the seaman may roam, But wo to the wretch who expels it from home ! In the whispers of conscience its voice will be found, Nor e'en in the whirlwind of passion be drown'd. 'Twill not soften the heart ; but though deaf be the ear, It will make it acutely and instantly hear.
281. oldal - Twas whispered in heaven, twas muttered in hell, And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell ; On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest, And the depths of the ocean its presence confessed.
282. oldal - Twill not soften the heart ; but though deaf be the ear, It will make it acutely and instantly hear. Yet in shade let it rest, like a delicate flower, Ah ! breathe on it softly — it dies in an hour.
224. oldal - FOR thee, my first, what risks are run ! How many thousands are undone ! My next a trusty guard at night, To ward off harm till morning light : My whole oft decks a blooming bride, At once her ornament and pride.
134. oldal - No end of ridiculous things may be suggested, but the rule is that every answer shall be repeated by the parrot before putting another question. 37. Make your will. — The victim in this case is commanded to say what he will leave as a legacy to every one of his- friends in the room. To one he...
275. oldal - Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, That to be hated, needs but to be seen; But seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
48. oldal - I SELL you the key of the king's garden : I sell you the string that ties the key, &c.
14. oldal - ... pursuer), and, at the same time, desires to rest, he places himself in front of any one of the fagots he chooses, but within the circle, so that this fagot is then composed of three persons, which is contrary to rule. Then the third one, who is on the outside of the circle, must at once run to avoid being caught. If he is caught, he takes the place of the pursuer, who, in his turn, starts off, or, if he prefers it, enters into the circle, and places himself before one of the fagots, thus obliging...

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