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" Lighter than air, Hope's summer-visions die, If but a fleeting cloud obscure the sky; If but a beam of sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away ! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour?... "
Poems - Page 44
by Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 295 pages
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The Pleasures of Memory, with Other Poems

Samuel Rogers - Fore-edge painting - 1801 - 187 pages
...sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away ! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour?...rest, Where Virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest ! 7 NOTES. NOTES ON THE FIRST PART. NOTE a. Page 20, 1. 7. Awake lut one, and lo, what myriads rise!...
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The Pleasures of Memory, with Other Poems

Samuel Rogers - English poetry - 1801 - 187 pages
...sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour...trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path 3 stream of living light; And gild those pure and perfect realms of rest, Where Virtue triumphs, and...
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The Pleasures of Memory: With Other Poems

Samuel Rogers - English poetry - 1802 - 187 pages
...sober Reason play, LO, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch- the rich relics of a well-spent hour...and her sons are blest ! NOTES ON THE FIRST PART. NOTE a. Page 20, 1. 7. Awake tut one, and lo, what myriads rise; WHEN a traveller, who was surveying...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 104

1856
...sober reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost work melts away ! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour...rest, Where Virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest.' These are the lines which Mackintosh, thereby giving the measure of his own poetic feeling, used to...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 22

1814
...sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away ! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour...; And gild those pure and perfect realms of rest, Virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest ! * The descriptiVe passages of this classical poem, require...
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The Pleasures of Hope: With Other Poems

Thomas Campbell - Hope - 1804 - 160 pages
...sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away ! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour...rest, Where Virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest ! THE END. NOTES ON THE FIRST PART. NOTE 1. So when the daring sons of science, &c He wept ; but the...
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The Pleasures of Memory, with Other Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1810 - 167 pages
...sober Reason play, Lo, Fancy's fairy frost-work melts away! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour...rest, Where Virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest! 67 NOTES ON THE FIRST PART. NOTE a. Page 14, line 1. Up springs at every step to claim a tear— I...
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Anselmo; or, The day of trial, Volumes 3-4

Mary Hill (novelist.) - 1813
...play, La, fancy's fairy frost-work melts away. But can the wiles of art, the grasp of power, Siyitch the rich relics of a well-spent hour? These, when...those pure and perfect realms of rest, Where Virtue triumph?, and her sons are blest!" WHILE the late singular events were passing at the castles of Valleroy...
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Moral Pieces: In Prose and Verse

Lydia Howard Sigourney - American essays - 1815 - 267 pages
...sober reason play, " Lo, fancy's fairy frost-work melts away. " But can the wile of art, the grasp of power, " Snatch the rich relics of a well-spent hour..." Where virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest." To you, my young friends, who are acquiring an education, I cannot express the peculiar worth and importance...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - English poetry - 1816 - 246 pages
...work melts away! But can the wiles of Art, the grasp of Power, Snatch the rich relics of a well- spent hour? These, when the trembling spirit wings her flight, Pour round her path a stream of living light j And gild those pure and perfect realms of rest, Where Virtue triumphs, and her sons are blest I ....
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