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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 poetical works of Thomas Moore, with illustr. by K. Halswelle

Thomas Moore - 1863
...it could 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. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But...
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The Poetical Works of Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel - English poetry - 1863 - 247 pages
...beams eternal day. HOME RECOLLECTIONS OF A BEREAVED LOVER " Oh ever thus, since childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower, But it was sure to fade away. ',' I never nursed a young gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye; But...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...— Epitaph on Killigrew, N o. II. Stanza 4. GAZELLE. — 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 Handbook of the Telegraph: Being a Manual of Telegraphy, Telegraph ...

R. Bond (of London.) - Telegraph - 1864 - 72 pages
...self-approving hour whole years outweighs SQ Another example, '• Oh, oven 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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...Paradise and the Peri. But the trail of the serpent is over them all. Ibid. 0, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I 've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never...or flower, But 't was the first to fade away. The Fire- Worshippers. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came...
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The British Poets, Volume 6

1865
...last — " 'T was bright, 't was heavenly, but 't is past ! " 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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Children in Heaven, Or, The Infant Dead Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus: With ...

William Edward Schenck - Children - 1865 - 352 pages
...away ? " 'Twas bright, 'twas heavenly, bnt 'tis past ! Oh ! ever thus from childhood's hour, I've Been 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 Book of Familiar Quotations: Being a Collection of Popular Extracts and ...

L. C. Gent - Quotations, English - 1866 - 268 pages
...of the serpent is over them all. Paradise and the Perl. Line 206. 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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Swallows on the Wing O'er Garden Springs of Delight: A Medly of Prose and Verse

William Furniss - 1866 - 81 pages
...from where a party sat on a bench of rustic sticks. " '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. "—TOM MOOBB." Another poet, not so well read in verse, Doth now conclude...
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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek verse, by ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1866
...lady sleeps in the shade below. WC BRYANT SONG OF HINDA 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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