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" Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away ; I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well, And love me,... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 507
1840
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The Works of Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore - 1823
...— " 'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past ! " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, " I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; " I never loved a tree or flower, " But 'twas the first to fade away. " I never nursed a dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye,...
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The works of Thomas Moore, comprehending all his melodies, ballads ..., Volume 1

Thomas Moore - 1823
...— " 'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past ! " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, " I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; " I never loved a tree or flower, " But 'twas the first to fade away. " I never nursed a dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye,...
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The Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine ..., Volume 1

Tobias Merton (pseud) - 1824
...to acknowledge, that " whatever is, is best." PART V. " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay : I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear Gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye But...
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Lalla Rookh

Thomas Moore - 1826 - 397 pages
...— " 'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis past ! " Oh ! ever thusj from childhood's hour, " I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; " I never loved a tree or flower, " But 'twas th first to fede awy " I never nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye,...
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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a ..., Volume 9

Walter Scott - France - 1827
...was real, or how far the appearances were assu• " 'Twas ever thus — from childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But was the first to fade away." med. The patient would neither receive the visit of any English surgeon...
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The poetical works of Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore - 1827
...a bright, 'I wa heavenly, but l is past ' Oh ! ever thtu, from childhood' hour, I *ve een my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'I wa the first to fjdc away. I never mined a dear.gatelle, To glad me with its oft black eye....
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The poetical works of Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore - 1829 - 419 pages
...last — Т was bright, Ч w'as heavenly, but Ч is past ! Oh1, ever thus, from childhood's hour, 1 've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower, But Ч was the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad шс with its soft black eye,...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music, and Romance

Margaret De Courcy, Beatrice De Courcy - Fashion - 1847
...heen secretly married these six months ? oh ! oh !— " ' Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower,' " etc. etc. [Will write it out some other time.] I deserve my punishment. I who have prostituted every...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...'Twas bright', 'twas heavenly', but' . . . 'tis past'! Oh'! ever thus', from childhood's hour', I've seen my fondest hopes decay'; I never loved a tree' . . or flower*, But 'twas the first to fade away'. I never nursed a dear gazelle^, To glad me with its soft black eye',...
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Uncle Oliver's travels, Persia [by J. Kitto].

John Kitto - 1835
...Oldcastle. I think I do, my dear. Is this what you mean ? — " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nurs'cl a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But...
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