Ambrosio de Letinez: Or, The First Texian Novel, Embracing a Description of the Countries Bordering on the Rio Bravo, with Incidents of the War of Independence, Volumes 1-2

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C. Francis & Company, 1842 - Texas
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Page 187 - conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain. Perjury, perjury, in the highest degree ; Murder, stern murder, in the direst degree, Throng to the bar, crying all—guilty ! guilty! Methought, the souls of all that I had
Page 179 - surcease, success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,— We'd jump the life to come. But in these cases. We still have judgment here ; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which being taught, return To plague the inventor: this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned
Page 125 - What seemed fair in all the world, seemed now, Mean, or in her summed up, in her contain'd And in her looks, which from that time infus'd Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before, And into all things from her air inspired The spirit of love and amorous delight.
Page 92 - The feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home. Will stand a tip-toe, when this day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. King Henry V. Act IV.
Page 29 - I have consider'd well his loss of time; And how he cannot be a perfect man, Not being try'd and tutor'd in the world: Experience is by industry achiev'd And perfected by the swift course of time. Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act. I.
Page 119 - They see with great exactness, but at no great distance. And to show the sharpness of their sight towards objects that are near, I have been much pleased with observing a cook pulling a lark, which was not so large as a common fly; and a young girl threading an invisible needle with
Page 125 - contain'd And in her looks, which from that time infus'd Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before, And into all things from her air inspired The spirit of love and amorous delight. Paradise lost,
Page 187 - guilty! Methought, the souls of all that I had murdered, Came to my tent: and every one did threat To-morrow's vengeance on the head of Richard.
Page 12 - those orchards of the sun. Give me to drain the cocoa's milky bowl, And from the palm to draw its freshening wine ! More bounteous far, than all the frantic juice Which Bacchus pours.
Page 9 - Interminable meads And vast savannahs, where the wandering eye, Unfixt, is in a verdant ocean lost; Another flora there of bolder hues And richer sweets, beyond our gardens' pride, Plays o'er the fields, and showers, with sudden hand, Exuberant spring.

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