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" The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold... "
Notes and Queries - Page 198
1884
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1751
...ftone, A Page, a Grave, that they can call their own ; IMITATIONS. VER. 126. Admire new tight t £sV.] The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light, through chinks that time has made: Waller: NOTES. VER. 1 1 9. "Thus revive, £sV.] The Goddefs applauds the pra&ice of tacking the obfcure...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., 5. köide

Alexander Pope - 1760
...than a Fage tau be afforded a living one ? P. *. IMITATIONS. VER. 126. Admire new light , &c.~\ «' The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, " Lets...in new light, through chinks that time has made." Waller. But fpread, my ions, your glory thin or thick, On paffive paper, or on folid brick. 130 So...
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The dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 195 lehte
...flelh is humbled, Weftminfter's bold race Shrink, and confefs the Genius of the place : IMITATIONS. " The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd. " Lets...in new light, through chinks that time has " made. WALLER. Ver. 142. Dropping -with infant's tloed, &c.] '' Firft Moloch, horrid King, befmcar'd with...
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The Complete Letter-writer; Or, Polite English Secretary ...

1789
...I hope have R teeeived received fome advantage by it, if what Waller fays be true, thai The foul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Then furely ficknefs, contributing no lefs than old age to the fhating down this fcaffolding of the...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., 5. köide

1795
...loft. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptinefs which age defcric*. The foul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time ha» made : Stronger by weaknefs, wifer men become, As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving...
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Bell's Edition, 77–78. köide

John Bell - 1796
...What! no respect, he cry'd, for Shakespeare's page ? IMITATIONS. i. 126. Admire nsrji tight, &c.] " The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, " Lets in new light through chinks that time has made." Watta. But spread, my Sons, your glory thin or thick, On pas.-ivc paper, or on solid briclc. 133 So...
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The works of Alexander Pope. Containing the principal notes of drs ..., 3. köide

Alexander Pope - 1806
...but fmall fatisfaftion in what a famous Poet reckons ona of the advantages of old age : " The foul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made." WARTON. At half mankind when gen'rous Manly raves, All know 'tis Virtue, for he thinks them knaves...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Essay on man. Moral essays. An essay on satire

Alexander Pope, William Lisle Bowles - 1806
...but fmall fatisfa&ion in what a famous Poet reckons one of the advantages of old age : " The foul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made." WARTOB. At half mankind when gen'rous Manly raves, All know 'tis Virtue, for he thinks them knaves...
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The Modern Philosopher; Or Terrible Tractoration: In Four Cantos, Most ...

Thomas Green Fessenden - 1806 - 271 lehte
...pulling his body to pieces. Mr. poet Waller's authority is here to my purpose, who tells us, that " The soul's dark cottage batter'd and decay'd, " Lets in new light through chinks which time has made." Mr. Gray, likewise, in his Hymn to Adversity, requests that " Daughter of Jove"...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Waller ...

Edmund Waller - 1806
...certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through clunks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal...
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