The Book of parlour games: comprising explanations of the most approved games for the social circle, viz. games of motion, attention, memory, mystification and fun, gallantry and wit, with forfeits, penalities, etc

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H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1854 - 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 - Twill be found in the sphere when 'tis riven asunder, Be seen in the lightning, and heard in the thunder ; 'Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath, Attends at his birth and awaits him in death, Presides o'er his happiness, honour, and health, Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth.
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 - Without it the soldier, the seaman may roam, But woe 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 drowned.
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.
282. oldal - Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath, Attends him at birth, and awaits him in death, Presides o'er his happiness, honor and health, Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth. In the heaps of the miser '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 crowned.
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.

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