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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...mysteries ! THOMAS MOORE. 1780-1852. Lalla Bookh. The Fire- Worshippers. O, ever thus from childhood's hour I 've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved...or flower, But 't was the first to fade away. The Light of the Harem. Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Volume 6

Thomas Moore - English poetry - 1856
...could not last — " T was bright, 't was heavenly, but 't is past ! " 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 nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye, " But when it came to know me...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Volume 6

Thomas Moore - English poetry - 1856
..." 'T was bright, 't was heavenly, but 't is past ! " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, " I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; " I never loved a tree or flower, " But 't was the first to fade away. " I never nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye, " But when it came to know me...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: With a Memoir, Volume 3

Thomas Moore - 1856
...last — " T was bright, 'twas heavenly, but 'tis pastl " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, * I never loved 'a tree or flower, " But 't was the first to fade away. " I never nurs'da dear gazelle, " To glad me with its soft black eye, * But when it came to know me...
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Cooper's Works, Volume 20

James Fenimore Cooper - American fiction - 1857
...projected 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." I. 'ilia Rookk. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February,...
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Parlour Pastime for the Young: Consisting of Pantomime and Dialogue Charades ...

Uncle George - Amusements - 1857 - 208 pages
...first says Shakspeare, might give a passage from Moore : " 0 ! 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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Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, Volumes 33-34

New York (N.Y.) - 1857
...in one of the sweetest lyrics in the English language: _ " 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 blue eye, But...
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Mothers and sons

William Platt - 1857
...not 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. * * * * Now too — the joy most like divine Of all I ever dreamt or...
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Miss Slimmen's Window, and other papers.

Mrs. Mark Peabody - 1859
...all used up ; and this last is the unkindest cut of all. " 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 nice young man That from a runaway buggy fell, Binding...
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Tighe Lyfford: A Novel

Charles James Cannon - 1859 - 270 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 nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But,...
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