Thaddeus of Warsaw ...

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J. C. Gerrish, 1829

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Page 206 - O'er my dim eyes a darkness hung ; My ears with hollow murmurs rung. In dewy damps my limbs were chill'd ; My blood with gentle horrors thrill'd ; My feeble pulse forgot to play ; I fainted, sunk, and died away.
Page 168 - O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!
Page 206 - Blest as the immortal gods is he, The youth who fondly sits by thee, And hears and sees thee all the while Softly speak and sweetly smile.
Page 22 - The king directed him to seek refuge for them both in the mill, near which they were discoursing. Kosinski obeyed, and knocked, but no one gave answer. He then broke a pane of glass in the window, and through it begged succor for a nobleman, who had been way-laid by robbers.
Page 21 - ... end how it will, is full of peril to you. Successful conspirators are always jealous of each other : Pulaski will find it as easy to rid himself of your life, as to take mine.
Page 173 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Page 22 - This dispute had not long contmued, when the king contrived to crawl up close to the window, and said, " My good friend, if we were banditti, as you suppose, it would be as easy for us, without all this parley, to break into your house as to break this pane of glass ; therefore, if you would not incur the shame of suffering a fellow-creature to perish for want of assistance, let us in.
Page 31 - Sobieski, anxious for the fate of the day, mounted the dike, and looked eagerly around for the arrival of some messenger from the little army. As the wind blew strongly from the south, a cloud of dust precluded his view; but from the approach of firing and the...
Page 19 - This confirmed their apprehensions of his death ; and they came back, filling all Warsaw with dismay. The assassins, meanwhile, got clear of the town ; finding, however, that the king, by loss of blood, weakness, and wounds in his feet, was not likely to exist much longer in their manner of dragging him towards their employer, they set him on a horse, and redoubled their speed.
Page 82 - ... Sobieski looked at them, and then on the handful of intrepid hearts contained in the small circumference of the Polish camp. Sighing heavily, he retired into his tent; and vainly seeking repose, mixed his short and startled slumbers with frequent prayers for the preservation of these last victims to their country. The hours appeared to stand still. Several times he rose from his bed and went to the door, to see whether the clouds were tinged with any appearance of dawn. All continued dark. He...

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