The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 38

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George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder and Company, 1878
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Page 82 - Stern Lawgiver! yet thou dost wear The Godhead's most benignant grace; Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face: Flowers laugh before thee on their beds And fragrance in thy footing treads; Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong; And the most ancient heavens, through Thee, are fresh and strong.
Page 69 - was well begun, Then, from thy breast what thought, Beneath so beautiful a sun, So sad a sigh has brought...
Page 598 - A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be.
Page 616 - Effingham used to express it, " from the crown of her head to the sole of her foot.
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Page 232 - The toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose were gentlemen in- Bond Street created? To what purpose were certain foolish prating Members of Parliament created? - pestering the House of Commons with their ignorance and folly, and impeding the business...
Page 65 - Daisy took her seat in the carriage, and the fortunate Italian placed himself beside her. "Don't forget Eugenie's pills!" said Winterbourne as he lifted his hat. "I don't care," said Daisy in a little strange tone, "whether I have Roman fever or not!
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