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" Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. — Thou must not go, my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. "
The Miscellaneous Works: In Verse and Prose, of the Right Honourable Joseph ... - Page 125
by Joseph Addison - 1773
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...farewell. Oh, how shall I repeat the word., for~ever ? Portius. Thus, o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loath to quit its hold,* —Thou must not go, my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose....
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - 1817 - 500 lehte
...affected comparison : Thai o'er the dying hm p uY unsteady flame Unrigs quiv'ring on a point, leaps oil' by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold, Thou must not go; my aoul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. Every one must be sensible, that...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - 1818 - 216 lehte
...kind of music bears any resemblance to the memory of past joys. Thus o'er the dying lamp the unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loath to quit its hold. Thou must not go ; my soul still hovers o•er thee, And can•t get loose....
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - 1818 - 300 lehte
...farewell for ever, express himself in a studied COmpariThus o'er the dying lamp t]ie unsteady tlame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loath to quit its bold. Thou must not go ; my soul still hovers o'er thee, And cau't get loose. As...
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Elements of Criticism, 2. köide

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1819
...farewell. Oh, how shall I repeat the word, for ever ? Porlius. Thus, o'er the dying lamp th* unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold.* Thou must not go, my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. Cato, Act III. Sc. 2. Nor cloth the...
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Lectures on rhetoric &c

Hugh Blair - 1820
...anguish, makes hi* reply in a studied and affected Comparison. Thus o'er the dying lamp, th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits;...»( And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. Thou must not go ; my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. Every one must be sensible, that...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, 2. köide

Thomas Brown - 1822
...Portius, hanging over her in despair, immediately replies,— " Thus o'er the dying lamp, the unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again as loth to quit its hold. Thou must not go ! My soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose."* The speech, it may be remarked,...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, 1. köide

Hugh Blair - 1823
...anguish, makes his reply in a studied and affected comparison : Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loath to quit its hold. Thou must not go ; my soul still hovers o'er thoe, And can't get loose. Every...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...burdens down. Rowe' s Fair Penitent. Thus o'er the dying lamp th" unsteady flame Hangs quivering on the point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. Addison's Cato. Let guilt, or fear Disturb man's rest, Cato knows neither of them ; Indifferent in...
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A Sequel to the Diversions of Purley: Containing an Essay on English Verbs ...

John Barclay (of Calcots.) - 1826 - 170 lehte
...unsteady light (as it generally is) of what shines faintly — . When o'er the dying lamp, the unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits And falls again. Addison. With yawning mouths and with half open'd eyes, They ply the distaff by the winking light,...
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