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Lilly & Wait, 1832

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Strana 40 - Before milk-white ; now purple with love's wound— And maidens call it, love-in-idleness. Fetch me that flower ; the herb [ show'd thee once ; The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid, Will make or man or woman madly dote Upon the next live creature that it sees.
Strana 71 - conclude with an exquisite Love Lament, from Beaumont and Fletcher's Maid's Tragedy. Lay a garland on my hearse, Of the dismal yew ; Maidens, willow branches bear: Say I died true : My love was false, but I was firm From my hour of birth : Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle Earth. Why
Strana 33 - after midnight on the morning of that day, and walk to some neighbouring wood, accompanied with music and the blowing of horns, where they broke down branches from the trees, and adorned them with nosegays and crowns of flowers. This done, they returned homewards with, their Mr Borlase says : ' May customs are nothing more than
Strana 30 - bout his head, Bedewed with tears, are worne. When with neglect (the lover's bane) Poor maids rewarded be, For their love lost, their only gaine Is but a wreathe from thee. And underneath thy cooling shade (When weary of the light) The love-spent youth, and love-sick maid, Come to weep out the night, Why has
Strana 10 - last refreshment they were to receive in this life. The foundation of this custom appears to have been laid in the command of Solomon, ' Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that be of heavy heart.' Allusion is made to the same species of drink in the book of the prophet Jeremiah, written
Strana 43 - that, peradventure, lay seldom in a bed of down or whole feathers. As for servants, if they had any sheet above them it was well ; for seldom had they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking strawes that ran
Strana 55 - was suitable to the rest. They were as severe to their children as their schoolmasters,—and their schoolmasters as masters of the house of correction : the child perfectly loathed the sight of his parents, as the slave his torture. Gentlemen, of thirty and forty years old, were to stand like mutes and fools