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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 Golden Gift: A Token for All Seasons

Josiah Moody Fletcher - American poetry - 1847 - 128 pages
...heavenly, hut 't is past ! Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I Jve seen my fondest hopes decay j I never loved a 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 pleasures of melancholy, and other poems

Robert Farmer (of Ealing.) - 1847
...love abideth Evermore in calm delight. LOVE'S DESPAIR. " 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 loved a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft blacU eye, But...
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The Weldron Family: Or, Vicissitudes of Fortune. A Story of Real Life in New ...

Maria D. Weston - American fiction - 1848 - 304 pages
...parent, and her heart was ready to adopt the repining sentiment expressed by the poet, who says, 1 1 never loved a tree or flower But 't was the first to fade away.' This severe affliction affected the health of this hitherto delicate girl, and she really needed the...
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The Lost Brooch, Or The History of Another Month: A Tale for Young ..., Volume 2

Harriet Elizabeth Mozley - 1848
...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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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1905
...this poem, it will be remembered, that Moore reflects as follows : — 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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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volume 6

Great Britain - 1855
...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 Guardian, Volumes 14-15

Conduct of life - 1863
...HOME-SICKNESS AND THE HOMEWABD WAY. BY GOTTLIEB GRACBART. III. 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 loved a dear gazelle. To glad me with iu soft black eye, But...
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Cooper's Novels, Volume 16

James Fenimore Cooper - 1852
...voyage to the Indies was finally at an end. CHAPTER VIII. "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." Italia Rookh. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February,...
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Woodworth's Youth's Cabinet, Volume 4

Youth - 1853
...castle-falling, I will not say, in the language of Moore— " O, 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'll not say that. But I will say, if you will pardon the parody (and,...
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Stories about Birds: With Pictures to Match

Francis Channing Woodworth - Birds - 1854 - 336 pages
...thought of them in a complaining and fault-finding spirit: "O 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, blue eye, I...
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