Luna, Volume 1

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Page 231 - He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who fears to put it to the touch, To win or lose it all.
Page 77 - She looked so lovely, as she swayed The rein with dainty finger tips, A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this. To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips.
Page 2 - WHEN we two parted . In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years, Pale grew thy cheek and cold, Colder thy kiss ; Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this. The dew of the morning Sunk chill on my brow — It felt like the warning Of what I feel now. Thy vows are all broken, And light is thy fame ; I hear thy name spoken, And share in its shame. They name thee before...
Page 32 - My grandchild on my knees before I die: And I have set my heart upon a match. Now therefore look to Dora; she is well To look to; thrifty too beyond her age. She is my brother's daughter: he...
Page 99 - Sigh no more, lady, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever: One foot on sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.
Page 47 - ... would I flee from the cruel madness of love, The honey of poison-flowers and all the measureless ill. Ah Maud, you milkwhite fawn, you are all unmeet for a wife. Your mother is mute in her grave as her image in marble above ; Your father is ever in London, you wander about at your will ; You have but fed on the roses, and lain in the lilies of life.
Page 52 - Unfetter'd by the sense of crime, To whom a conscience never wakes; Nor, what may count itself as blest, The heart that never plighted troth But stagnates in the weeds of sloth; Nor any want-begotten rest.
Page 249 - Diane's purple drawingroom, had warbled out her conviction that " there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream...
Page 131 - What sort of a world will the world be now ? Oh, never again what the world hath been ! And how happen'd the marvellous change ? What my old life meant I begin to know, But I know not what may this new life mean, It is all so sweet and strange...
Page 43 - If you will excuse me, I think I will go to bed,

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