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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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 297

English periodicals - 1904
...philosophy was summoned to his aid, but he was past her help, and confesses as much in a beautiful sonnet : 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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Washington Irving's Sketch Book

Washington Irving - American prose literature - 1906 - 428 pages
...in this world is brought, In time's great period 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 OP HAWTHOBNDEN. THERE are certain half-dreaming moods of mind, in which we naturally...
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Odes, sonnets and epigrams

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - American poetry - 1907
...shall be no more: Death, thou shalt die! 1633. John Donne. "I KNOW THAT ALL BENEATH THE MOON DECAYS" I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what...brought, In Time's great periods shall return to nought ; The fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil...
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Washington Irving's Sketch Book

Washington Irving - 1905 - 428 pages
...Achilles, or the far-famed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE A COLLOQUY IN WKSTMINSTER ABBEY I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...mortals in this world is brought, In time's great period shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which...
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The Pembroke Booklets: First Series, Volumes 1-3

English poetry - 1906
...bright gold their blue : Here is the pleasant place, And every thing, save her, who all should grace. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what...fairest states have fatal nights and days : I know how all the Muse's heavenly lays, With toil of spright which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds,...
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The Prince, Volume 3

Niccolò Machiavelli - English literature - 1907 - 375 pages
...great periods of time" 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 Book of Elizabethan Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1907 - 823 pages
...love shall live, and later life renew. E. Spenser 5J<5". / Know That All Beneath the Moon Decays T KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by...is brought In time's great periods shall return to naught; That fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know how all the Muse's heavenly lays, With...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Sketch book

Washington Irving - 1907
...brought, In time's great period shall return to nought I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toll of sprite which are so dearly bought, As Idle sounds,...none are sought, That there is nothing lighter than mere praise. DRUMMOND OF HAWTHOBSDMC. HERE are certain half-dreaming moods of mind, in which we naturally...
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Selections from Irving's Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1907 - 315 pages
...notes on Westminster Abbey, see p. 300. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...mortals in this world is brought, In time's great period shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which...
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English Poems: The Elizabethan age and the Puritan period (1550-1660)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1909
...Therefore depart ; you shall not kiss me." 1620. WILLIAM DRUMMOND I KNOW THAT ALL BENEATH THE MOON DECAYS I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...is brought In Time's great periods shall return to naught ; That fairest states have fatal nights and days; I know how all the Muse's heavenly lays, 5...
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