Memoirs of the Verney family during the commonwealth, 1650-1660, by Margaret M. Verney

Longmans, Green, 1894

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Side 1 - The time would e'er be o'er, And I on thee should look my last, And thou shouldst smile no more! And still upon that face I look, And think 'twill smile again; And still the thought I will not brook, That I must look in vain. But when I speak — thou dost not say What thou ne'er left'st...
Side 427 - How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.
Side 217 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Side 74 - French you cannot bee too cunning for that language affords many admirable bookes fit for you as Romances, Plays, Poetry, Stories of illustrious (not learned) Woemen, receipts for preserving, makinge creames and all sorts of cookeryes, ordring your gardens and in Breif all manner of good housewifery.
Side 442 - No civil broils have since his death arose, But faction now by habit does obey ; And wars have that respect for his repose As winds for halcyons when they breed at sea.
Side 73 - Common prayer) and a good plaine cattichisme in your mother tongue being well read and practised, is well worth all the rest and much more sutable to your sex; I know your Father thinks thise false doctrine, but be confident your husband will bee of my oppinion.
Side 31 - Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravell'd fondly turns to thee ; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
Side 393 - FRIENDS. Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes ; they were easiest for his feet.
Side 478 - And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?

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