The Confessional of Valombre: A Romance ...

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Printed at the Minerva-Press, for A. K. Newman and Company, 1812

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Strana 178 - O, it is monstrous ! monstrous ! Methought the billows spoke, and told me of it ; The winds did sing it to me ; and the thunder, That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounced The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Therefore my son i' the ooze is bedded ; and I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, And with him there lie mudded.
Strana 244 - Virtue still does With scorn the mercenary world regard, Where abject souls do good, and hope reward : Above the worthless trophies men can raise, She seeks not honours, wealth, nor airy praise, But with herself, herself the goddess pays.
Strana 72 - P>efore mine eyes, in every light of life, The father and the king. What weight of duty Lay on a son from such a parent sprung, What virtuous toil to shine with his renown, Has been my thought by day, my dream by night : But first and ever nearest to my heart Was this prime duty, so to frame my conduct Tow'rd such a father, as were I a father, My soul would wish to meet with from a son. And may reproach transmit my name abhorr'd To latest time — if ever thought was mine Unjust to filial reverence,...
Strana 164 - My heart won't let me speak it ; but remember, Monimia, poor Monimia, tells you this, We ne'er must meet again Cast.
Strana 1 - scape their eyes whom guilt had taught to fear. DRYDEN. What a state is guilt, When ev'ry thing alarms it ! like a sentinel Who sleeps upon his watch, it wakes in dread, Ev'n at a breath of wind.
Strana 226 - Despair not, for there reigns above A potent God, that overlooks mankind : To his directing hand submit, For ling'ring Time knows his redressing hour.
Strana 119 - Blood hath been shed ere now, j.'the oldtn time, Ere human statute purg"d the gen'ral weal; Ay, and since too, ainfdt»a have been iwrform'd Too terrible for the ear.

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