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" I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few or none are sought, That there is nothing lighter than mere praise. "
The Retrospective Review - Page 361
1824
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The Works of William Drummond, of Hawthornden: Consisting of Those which ...

William Drummond - English literature - 1711 - 303 pages
...Epbemerides laid afide Glad on this bluthing Book my Death to read« г. SON. I Know that all.beneath the Moon decays, And what by Mortals in this World is brought, In Time's great Periods ihall retnrn to nought ; That faireft Stttes have fatal Nights and Days. I know that all the Mufei...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 1

Theophilus Cibber - Poets, English - 1753
...this great man, with the following fonnet from his works, as a fpecimen of the delicacy of his mufe. I know, that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is brought, In times great period fhall return to nought ; That faireft ftates have fatal rights and days ; I know...
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The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer, Volume 7

James Anderson - Books, Reviews - 1792
...states have fatal! nights and dayes : I know how all the musea heavenly layes; With toyle of spright which are so dearly bought* As idle sounds, of few or none are sought, And that nought lighter is than airie praise. I know frail beautie, like the purple ftowre, To which...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...afide Glad on this blulhing bock my death to read. II. Swwirf. I KNOW that alt beneath the moon decay-, And what by mortals in this world is brought, In Time's great periods fhall return to nought, That faireft dates have fatal nights and dayi. 1 know that all the mufes heavenly...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 1809
...Works of Drummond in 2Tnberfon'i €ammtunfl^ Vol. IV. g) фиг ˇ(I fine ©onctt »on S^rummonf. I know that all beneath the moon decays,' And what...mortals in this world is brought In Time's great periods fhall return to nought , That faireft ˇˇrues have fatal nights and clays. I know that all the niufes...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley - English poetry - 1810
...compliments Drayton as the swain Who on the banks of Ancor tun'd his pipe. See BI Songv. p. 179. 1 KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by...know that all the Muses' heavenly lays, With toil of sp'rit which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few or none are sought, And that nought lighter...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American essays - 1822
...LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. I know that all beneath the moon decays. And what...brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly laycs, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. \ THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly layes, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 218 pages
...thought, and uniform terseness of expression. The reader may judge for himself from a few examples. " I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is wrought In time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 356 pages
...thought, and uniform terseness of expression. The reader may judge for himself from a few examples. " I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is wrought In time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and...
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