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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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Essays on Petrarch

Ugo Foscolo - Platonic love - 1823 - 325 pages
...in this world is brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which are so dearly...none are sought, That there is nothing lighter than mere praise. DRUMMOND of Hawthornden. Again, instead of the agency .af-liine, Dante employs the agency...
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Essays on Petrarch

Ugo Foscolo - Platonic love - 1823 - 325 pages
...periods of time" that an old English poet has lessened this very idea which he intended to magnify — 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 lays, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds,...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...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 by mortals in this wr]d is brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly...
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Travels in the Holy Land, Egypt, &c, Volume 2

William Rae Wilson - 1831
...place it anciently occupied now forms a pestilential morass. I know that all beneath the moon decay ; And what by mortals in this world is brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought. Some have been of opinion that the mother of our Lord was not interred at Jerusalem, but in this place....
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Specimens of English Sonnets

Sonnets, English - 1833 - 224 pages
...propos'd ; behind, a dream : All this the world well knows ; yet none knows well WILLIAM DRUMMOND. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what...fairest states have fatal nights and days : I know how all the Muses' heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of...
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Specimens of English Sonnets

Alexander Dyce - Sonnets, English - 1833 - 224 pages
...great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and days : I know how all the Muses' heavenly lays, With toil of sprite...bought, As idle sounds, of few or none are sought, And that nought lighter is than airy praise : I know frail beauty like the purple flower, To which...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1834 - 316 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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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1835
...shield of Achjlles , or the far-famed Portland vase. OF LITERATURE. A COII.OQOY IN WESTMINSTER 1BBXT. 1 know that all beneath the moon decays , And what by mortals in this world is brongh t . In time's great periods shall return to nonght. 1 know that all the muse's heavenly laves...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.], Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1836
...Achilles, or the far-famed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOaUY 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 muses' heavenly layes, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle...
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The Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1836
...nights and daies. I know that all the Muses heavenly layes, With toyle of spright, which are so dearely bought, As idle sounds, of few, or none are sought, That there is nothing lighter than vaine praise. I know fraile beauty like the purple floure, To which one morne oft birth and death affords,...
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