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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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Tales of a Jewess

mme. Brendlah - 1838
...and, instinctively, she repeated those beautiful lines of Moore : — Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never...tree or flower, But 't was 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,...
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The Flower Faded: A Short Memoir of Clementine Cuvier, Daughter of Baron ...

John Angell James - 1838 - 192 pages
...our happiness in any thing short of God himself. THE REMONSTRANCE. Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay, I never loved...tree or flower, But 't was the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with his soft black eye, But when it came to know me well,...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 69

1842
...sleeps, and life's dull play is o'er.' — POPE. ' THUS FVES. ' Oh ever thus from childhood's hour, IVe 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 sort black eye, But...
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The Moral and Intellectual School Book: Containing Instructions for Reading ...

William Martin - Readers - 1838 - 348 pages
...last — '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 nurs'da dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...flask of Rhenish at a feast, was nevertheless dragoone service : ' Thus ever from my natal hour I 'vo seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree...which this dolorous quotation was sobbed forth by would have awakened the grief of an undertaker while pi the last sad offices for a purse-proud nabob....
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Mercedes of Castile, Or, The Voyage to Cathay, Volumes 1-2

James Fenimore Cooper - 1840
...projected voyage to the Indies was finally at an end. CHAPTER VIII. "Oh! ever tlms, 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." Lalla Ilookh. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February,...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: Lalla Rookh

Thomas Moore - 1841
...— " '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 nurs'da dear gazelle, " But when it came to know me well, "...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Volume 6

Thomas Moore - 1841
...— " '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 nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye,...
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The lost brooch, or, The history of another month, by the author of 'The ...

Harriet Mozley - 1841
...reading that beautiful passage for the first time— ' 'Twas 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.' So it is with him ; but how much worse than with Isabella ! Yet I do...
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Miscellaneous poetry

Herbert Kynaston - English poetry - 1841 - 151 pages
...conspicienda tuis. VII. "'TWAS EVER THUS," &c. [Moon..] 'TWAS 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 kept a young gazelle To glad me with its soft dark eye, But,...
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