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O, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars; Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appear'd to hapless Semele; More lovely than the monarch of the sky In wanton Arethusa's azur'd arms; And none but thou shalt be my paramour!
Hapless child of hapless sire, Didst thou recklessly conspire, Madly brave the King's decree?
The hapless Luigi, comprehending suddenly that his wife was starving, was seized with the fever which consumed her.
The ordinary lion pit with which Tarzan was familiar had stakes imbedded in the bottom, upon whose sharpened points the hapless lion would be impaled, but this pit was not so made.
The hapless porker whose fate I have just rehearsed, was not the only one who suffered in that memorable day.
At length a groan from the hapless Edward (who alone retained any share of life) restored us to ourselves.
Far from taking back control, hapless Theresa May had to accept a new leaving date of October, handed down to her by the EU.
There were two main players in this scandal and one group of hapless stakeholders.
Given the hapless Transport Secretary's record it will probably be 10 times that.
The Chief Minister said that the provincial government was taking all possible steps to educate the orphans and hapless children of the province.
A hapless citizenry is the ultimate result of people believing that salvation is out there, or up there, and not in their hands.
They invested in politics, usurped the rights of the hapless people, introduced the self centric politics and they had lust for power to the extent that they subordinated the national interest to their own interest.