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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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A life of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - 1882
...Achilles, or the far-famed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. ACOLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. I know that all beneath the moon decays. And what by mortals in ihr, world is brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muses' heavenly...
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On the Structure of English Verse

Charles Witcomb - English language - 1884 - 162 pages
...generally takes Petrarch for his model, except in the two last lines, which are almost always a couplet. 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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Selections from the Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1901 - 196 pages
...pilgrim of every nation to his tomb! THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. [A Colloquy in Westminster Abbey.] " / know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by...brought. In time's great periods shall return to nought. / know that all the muses' heavenly layes, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle...
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Irving's Sketch Book

Washington Irving - 1901 - 491 pages
...in this world is brought, In time's great period shall return to nought. 1 know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which are so dearly...idle sounds, of few or none are sought, That there is^iothing lighter than mere praise. DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN. THERE are certain half-dreaming moods...
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Selected Essays from The Sketch Book by Washington Irving: Prescribed by the ...

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1901 - 200 pages
...pilgrim of every nation to his tomb ! 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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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1901 - 1027 pages
...PEACOCK. SONNET. I KXOW that all beneath the moon decay, And what by mortals in the world is bought, or shapes of men nor beasts we1;1'"'* 1 thing WHS ken — - tuheseen. how all the Muse's heavenly lays, With toil of spright which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds,...
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A Little Book of English Sonnets: With Notes and an Introd

Bowyer Nichols - Sonnets, English - 1903 - 217 pages
...both, and both in thee remain, WILLIAM DRUMMOND (1585-1649) • ! , I1 I 'I KNOW that all beheath'the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is...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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English Verse: Specimens Illustrating Its Principles and History, Volume 10

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English language - 1903 - 459 pages
...of Lok produced more than four hundred sonnets, proving himself an Elizabethan rival to Wordsworth. 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, With...
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The Sketch Book, and Bracebridge Hall

Washington Irving - 1903 - 791 pages
...Achilles or the far-famed 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 nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 5

William Hazlitt - 1902
...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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