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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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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 lehte
...Browning : The Seraphim. Ft ii 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. 1056 Addison : Cato. Act iii. Sc. 2 The prince, who kept the world in awe, The judge, whose dictate...
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Hartland Forest and Roseteague

Mrs. Bray (Anna Eliza) - 1884 - 280 lehte
...into the Abbey hall. CHAPTER IX. " 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. SIR JOHN FAIRLAND was removed from the hall to his own chamber, and laid gently on the bed....
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - 1884 - 673 lehte
...so because man is. — BA Thus o'er the dying lump th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a jKtint, 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.— ADDISOK, Colo. When the sudden...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - 1884 - 673 lehte
...floateth in the fragrant air — she doth so because man is. — BA Thus o'er the dying lamp th1 unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls ngain, as loth to quit its hold. Thou must not go ; my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose.—...
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Endura: Or, Three Generations : a New England Romance

B. P. Moore - 1885 - 296 lehte
...CHAPTER XII. A SOLEMN OCCASION. 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. A FUNERAL in the country is quite different from one in a city where they seem...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, 1. köide

Joseph Addison - 1885
...for ever ! FOR. Thus o'er the dying lamp1 the unsteady flame Hangs quivering en a point, leaps oif 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. Luc. If the firm Portius shake To...
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A Practical Rhetoric: For Instruction in English Composition and Revision in ...

John Scott Clark - 1886 - 381 lehte
...farewell. Oh, how shall I repeat the word, forever ? 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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., 1873. köide

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 lehte
...the pangs of death, And smile in agony. ADDISON. Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame flangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. ADDISON. Thus we well left, he better reft, In heaven to take his place ; That by like life and death,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 lehte
...Browning : The Seraphim. Pt. ii 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. 1056 Addison : Cato. Act iii. Sc 2 The prince, who kept the world in awe, The judge, whose dictate...
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Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan

Frederick Tupper - 1914 - 459 lehte
...farewell— Oh, how shall I repeat the word ?— forever ! Por. 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. Luc. If the firm Portius shake To...
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