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" Like to the falling of a star; Or as the flights of eagles are; Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue; Or silver drops of morning dew; Or like a wind that chafes the flood; Or bubbles which on water stood; Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight... "
Anthologia Oxoniensis, decerpsit G. Linwood - Page 162
by Anthologia Oxoniensis - 1846
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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

1851
...or this, That hurtful is, Deny thy suppliant. HENEY KING. BORN, 1591; DIED, 16«9. THE LIFE OF MAN. LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Ev'n such is man, whose borrow' d light Is straight call'd in, and paid to-night. The wind blows...
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Selections from the Christian Poets, Ancient and Modern

Christian poets - 1851 - 431 lehte
...blow. " OUR LIFE IS EVEN AS A VAPOUR! WHICH APPEARETH FOR A LITTLE WHILE, AND THEN VAMSHKTH AWAY." LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...morning dew ; Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubble which on water stood, E'en such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight called in and paid...
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Last Hours, Or, Words and Acts of the Dying

Augustus Charles Thompson - 1851 - 233 lehte
...strengthening him. 12 CHAPTER XXVI BREVITY OF LIFE. Like to the falling of a star, Or u the flight of eagles are ; Or like the fresh Spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew ; Or like the wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood ; Even such is man, whose borrowed...
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A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects ...

Charles Simmons - 1852 - 552 lehte
...666, 734.] 970. VANITY OF HUMAN LIFE. Burke. What shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue ! King. Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Ev'n such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in, and paid to-night. The wind blows out,...
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A cyclop¿dia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 lehte
...thing. Chapman. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Pope. Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood; Ev'n such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in, and paid to-night. The wind blows out,...
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Cyclop¿dia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...Prolong my winter all the year, And thy example others make lu lore with sorrow for thy sake. Sic Vita. Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are j Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew ; Or like a wind that chafes...
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Sacred Poetry

1854 - 236 lehte
...from her native east, To journey through the airy gloom began, Sphered in a radiant cloud. MILTON. Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood ; Even such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in, and paid to-night. The wind blows out,...
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Gleanings from the Poets: For Home and School

1854 - 430 lehte
...keen, shoots into azure far, And, always dwelling nigh, is the remotest star. LIFE. — Henry King. LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood, — Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in, and paid to-night. The wind blows...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - 1854 - 428 lehte
...translated to the skies, And give resounding grace to all heaven's harmonies. JOUN MILTON, 1608-1674. LIFE. Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood — Even such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in, and paid to-night. The wind blows...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 lehte
...gloomy valley ; Nothing so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy. THE LIFE OF MAN. Like to the fulling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : K'en such is man, whose borrow *d light I? straight call'd in and paid to-night: The wind blows out,...
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