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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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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 229 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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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 229 pages
...decays, And what by mortals in this world is wrought In time's great periods shall return to nought i That fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muse's heavenly lays, With toil of spright which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few or none...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

Washington Irving - 1846 - 336 pages
...Achilles, or the far-famed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. l know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by...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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 4

Half hours - 1847
...deny that grace, Come as thou wilt, and what thou wilt bequeath, I long to kiss the image of my death. 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...face divine, Like one with arrow shot, in laughter's place, Maugre my heart, I joy in my disgrace. n the dry smooth-shaven green, To behold the ; The fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muse's heavenly lays With toil...
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CyclopŠdia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...face divine, Like one with arrow shot, in laughter's place, Maugre my heart, 1 joy in my disgrace. favour of the everlasting register. Who knows whether the best of men be known ╬ or whether there be |H?riods, shall return to nought ; The fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the...
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The Works of Washington Irving, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1848
...Achilles, or the farfamed Portland vase. 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 noaght. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which...
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The Sketch-book

Washington Irving - American essays - 1848
...farfamed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WKSTMINSTKR ABBRY. I know that rill beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is brought, In time's great period shall return to nought. I know that all the muae's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which...
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The Sketch-book

Washington Irving - American essays - 1848 - 299 pages
...Achilles, or the farfamed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world U brought, In time's great period shall return to nought. 1 know that all the mnse's heavenly lays,...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. With a new intr. by the author

Washington Irving - 1849
...in this world is brought, fn time's great period shall return to nonght. 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. DRUMXOND or HAWTHORNDIN. THERE are certain half-dreaming moods of mind, in which we naturally...
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