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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 Miscellaneous Works, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1854
...inifonn terseness of expression. The reader may judge fur him. elf from a few examples. " I know thai 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 stales have fatal nights and days....
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

Authors, English - 1855 - 749 pages
...from him his admiration of Drummond's prose compositions and arbitrary principles. SONNETS. i. I ENOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals...states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sp'rit, which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few, or none...
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Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Lands

Lydia Howard Sigourney - Great Britain - 1856 - 395 pages
...sonnets seemed to linger amid his favorite shades, and we could almost fancy we heard him saying, — "I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that nil the Muses' heavenly lays, With toil of sprite, which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few,...
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the poetical works of william drummond of hawthornden

william b. turnbull - 1856
...(quires clos'd which dead, dead sighs but breath) Joy on this living book to read my death. SONNET. J. KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by...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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Poetical Works

William Drummond (of Hawthornden) - 1856
...(quires clos'd which dead, dead sighs but breath) Joy on this living book to read my death. SONNET. l__ 1 KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by...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 Poetical Works of William Drummond of Hawthornden

William Drummond - 1856 - 346 pages
...(quires clos'd which dead, dead sighs but breath) •Toy on this living book to read my death. SONNET. 1 KNOW that all beneath the moon decays. And what by...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 Poetical Works of William Drummond of Hawthornden

William Drummond - Poetry, Modern - 1856 - 346 pages
...(quires clos'd which dead, dead sighs but breath' Joy on this living book to read my death. SONNET. -L KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is brought, lA Time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and days ; I...
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Englische Dichter: Eine Auswahl englischer Dichtungen mit deutscher Uebersetzung

English poetry - 1856 - 735 pages
...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 mome oft birth and death affords,...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - 1857
...Achilles, or the farfamed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBET. I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is biought, In time's great period shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly lavs, With...
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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...tradition respecting a quarrel between him and Drummond, for which no adequate grounds ever existed. 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 that all the Muse's heavenly lays,...
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