Florence Sackville, Or, Self-dependence: An Autobiography

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Harper & Brothers, 1852 - American fiction - 184 pages

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Page 1 - The shield of that red star. 0 star of strength! I see thee stand And smile upon my pain; Thou beckonest with thy mailed hand, And I am strong again.
Page 1 - And thou, too, whosoe'er thou art, That readest this brief psalm, As one by one thy hopes depart, Be resolute and calm. O fear not in a world like this, And thou shalt know ere long, Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong.
Page 57 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 46 - Napoleon utter a more original truth than when he said, that there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous...
Page 89 - Therefore, do unto all men as ye would they should do unto you : for this is the law and the prophets" Thirdly, Beware of all ostentation of virtue, goodness, or piety.
Page 110 - I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Page 60 - ... and she covered her face with her hands and burst into tears.
Page 167 - What was living and sensitive and irrational in her was hurt by his indifference, as though it were a personal coldness directed only against herself. And yet, whatever she might feel, Elinor knew all the time that his indifference wasn't personal, that he was like that with everybody, that he loved her as much as it was possible for him to love...
Page 90 - The remaining leaves were yellow, and many of the trees were nearly bare ; while from the Siberian crabs and plum trees, which here and there peeped out from the more elegant shrubs, their summer covering was entirely stripped ; and the golden and ruby fruit alone enriched the branches.
Page 134 - The performance commences at seven o'clock, and at half-past six, with your dresses half trimmed and your brain wholly confused, you return to the theatre ; where you dress hurriedly, and get into a quiet corner to obtain, if possible, some knowledge of the speeches you have to deliver. Between the acts, and at every odd moment, you do the same ; thus learning, as it were, scene by scene, as you want it.

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