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" Dim as the borrowed beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering travellers, Is reason to the soul; and, as on high Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light us here, so reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way,... "
A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature ... - Page 403
redigeeritud poolt - 1829
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Gatherings from many authors, by P.S. Sparling

Philip Smith Sparling - 1854
...happiness ; but it is we ourselves who by excess defile that which otherwise were pure. MARRYAT. REASON. DIM as the borrowed beams of moon and stars To lonely,...rolling fires discover but the sky— Not light us here—so Reason's glimmering ray Was sent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us onward to...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1853 - 664 lehte
...man is to be cheated into passion, but to be reasoned into truth. RELIGIO LAICI. DIM as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering...fires discover but the sky, Not light us here ; so Reason's glimmering ray I Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1855 - 754 lehte
...measure. Dim as' | the bor'|row'd beams' | of moon' | and stars To lone'ly, wea'ry, wan'd'ring travelers' Is Reason to the soul ! and as on high Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light, as here ; so Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, 1. köide

John Dryden - 1855 - 658 lehte
...as the borrowtQjfcms of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wnflering travellers, V Is reason to ±he soul : and as on high, Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light us here ; so reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day....
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The Ladies' Repository, 15. köide

1855
...men have devised for their own pleasing. Alas, that man should trust to reason's glimmering ray — " Dim as the borrowed beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering travelers!" To comprehend the idea of immortality, in its fullest extent, is beyond the capacity of...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1856 - 524 lehte
...man is to be cheated into passion, but to be reasoned into truth. RELIGIO LAICI. Dm as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering...Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light ua here ; BO Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - 1857 - 384 lehte
...volumes. Dryden was born in 1631, and died in 1700. ARGUMENT FOR REVEALED RELIGION. (From Religio Laid.) Dim as the borrowed beams of moon and stars To lonely,...fires discover but the sky, Not light us here; so Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day....
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

1857 - 508 lehte
...lines of this splendid work as a specimen of solemn and majestic composition : — Dim as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars To lonely, weary, wandering...fires discover but the sky, Not light us here ; so reason's glimm'ring ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day....
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Guide to the Oracles: Or, The Bible Student's Vade-mecum

Alfred Nevin - 1858 - 341 lehte
...Moses descried the promised inheritance, but, like him, "she must not come into the Holy Land." « " Dim as the borrowed beams of moon and stars To lonely,...on high Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Nor light us here ; so Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide...
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The English language, in its elements and forms

William Chauncey Fowler - 1857 - 504 lehte
...Heroic measure. " Dim as' / the bor'/row'd beams' / of moon' / and stars To lone'ly, wea'ry, wan'd'ring travellers' Is Reason to the soul! and as on high...Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light, as here; so Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to...
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