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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. "
Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine - Page 361
1824
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Models for Study

English language - 1911 - 186 pages
...opens on the dawn. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE A Colloquy in Westminster Abbey BY WASHINGTON IRVING 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 muses' heavenly rays, With toil of sprite which...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

Brander Matthews - American essays - 1914 - 508 pages
...decays, And what by 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...none are sought, That there is nothing lighter than mere praise." — DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN. THERE are certain half-dreaming moods of mind, in which...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

Brander Matthews - American essays - 1914 - 508 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 OF HAWTHORNDEN. THERE are certain half-dreaming moods of mind, in which...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

American essays - 1914 - 508 pages
...and a merry old age. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE A COLLOQUY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY WASHINGTON IRVING " 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 Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...grace, Come as thou wilt, and what thou wilt bequeath, I long to kiss the image of my death. SONNET 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 Muses' heavenly lays, s...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...Come as thou wilt, and what thou wilt bequeath, I long to kiss the image of my death. SONNET I know7 !n$F! $ $ $ $ 8 q#c E * - naught; That fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muses' heavenly lays. 5...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...naught; That fairest states have fatal nights and days. 1 know that all the Muses' heavenly lays, 5 1 j Bought, That there is nothing lighter than vain praise. 1 know frail beauty's like the purple flow'r,...
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Sonnets, Selected from English and American Authors

Laura Emma Lockwood - Sonnets, English - 1916 - 113 pages
...shall be no more: Death, thou shalt die. John Donne. I KNOW THAT ALL BENEATH THE MOON DECAYS I ENOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals...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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American Prose (1607-1865)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - American prose literature - 1916 - 737 pages
...draught out of Rip Van Winkle's flagon. 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 Sketch Book, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1916 - 371 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 by mortals in this world is bought, In time's great period shall return to nought. I know that all the muses' heavenly rays, With...
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