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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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Poetical works, with a life of the author (abridged from W. Howitt).

Thomas Moore - 1859
...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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A selection of poetry; by H. Marriott

Harvey Marriott - 1859
...most, hath never all. R. SOUTHWELL, 1560. THE COMPLAINT. OH, ever thus, from childhopd's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. D2 I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye,...
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Works, Volume 13

James Fenimore Cooper - 1860
...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." Lalla Rookk. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February,...
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LIFE PICTURES FROM THE BIBLE, OR ILLUSTRATIONS OF SCRIPTURE CHARACTER

LE ROY J. HALSEY, D.D. - 1860
...snatched 7? ' "'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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Cooper's Novels: Mercedes of Castile

James Fenimore Cooper - 1861
...projected voyage to the Indies was finally at an end. CHAPTER VIII. " Oh 1 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." TiATJ.4. EOOEH. THE season had now advanced to the first days of February,...
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Mercedes of Castile: Or, The Voyage to Cathay

James Fenimore Cooper - 1861 - 530 pages
...an end. CHAPTER VIIL " Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen ray fondest hopes decay J I never loved a tree or flower, But 't was the first to fade a\ťay." LALLA ROOKH. THB season had now advanced to the first days of February, and, in that low latitude,...
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A First Class Reader: Consisting of Extracts, in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers (Secondary) - 1861 - 552 pages
...his ages by. * Temple of the Sun at Balbeo H1NDA'S APPEAL. 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. T never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

Quotations - 1861 - 338 pages
...skies, Allures from far, yet as I follow, flies. GOLDSMITH. OI 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 handbook of the telegraph

R. Bond - 1862
...self-approving hour whole years outweighs SQ Another example, Oh, even from my childhood's hour I've seen my fondest hopes decay! I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to die; I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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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