Paulina; Or, the Russian Daughter, a Poem. In Two Books. By Robert Merry

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J. Robson, and W. Clarke, 1787 - 55 pagine
 

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Pagina 52 - If thou canst pity those who suffer here The settled sorrow of the daily tear, If ev'ry action of this world combin'd Still float before thine incxhausted mind, My injuries shall with my faults be known, And plead for pardon at thine awful throne. Now too in deep contrition will 1 swear To pass my life in penitence and pray'r, To pour the pious hymn at early morn ; Quit cv'ry rose, and dwell upon the thorn. Far from my heav'n-fix'd thoughts shall now b...
Pagina 36 - To deeper horrors of fublime defpair ; To dire perfection of exceflive pain, To weep, to pray, to think, to feel in vain.
Pagina 22 - Confufion reigns, and Terror's monfter form Stalks in the uproar of the coming...
Pagina 24 - And far, his chamber on the southern side From mine long passages and halls divide ; Nor is the terrace high, and love has wings, O'er ev'ry human boundary he springs.
Pagina 38 - Helurn'd away, yet as he turn'd would leer; And by the fiery glance too plainly show'd That brutal passion in his bosom glow'd. But most cold avarice his thoughts confin'd And stifl'd ev'ry virtue in his mind.
Pagina 51 - What coming guilt can lay bis virtue low? Strange chance, or injury, or love, or rage, To sudden acts of infamy engage; And the most happy may to-morrow try The arduous weight of life's calamity.
Pagina 44 - Stab'd his cold heart, and ftain'd the wound with blood, There welt'ring in the wind the youth he laid, To meet...

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