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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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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 2

David Lester Richardson - English literature - 1840
...wisest death make us our errors know. Almost every poet may echo the sentiment of the next sonnet. I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...and days. I know that all the Muses' heavenly lays, \Vith toil of sprite, which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few, or none are sought ; That...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...be a stranger then, I'll ne'er look for it but in heav'n again. WILLIAM DRDMMOND. 1585-1649, NNETS. 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, With...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

English poetry - 1840
...be a stranger then, I'll ne'er look for it but in heav'n again. WILLIAM DRUMMOND. 1585-1649. I ENOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals...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, With...
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The book of sonnets, ed by A.M. Woodford

A Montagu Woodford - 1841
...thou wilt bequeath! I long to kiss the image of my death. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decaies, And what by mortals in this world is brought, In Time's...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 Little Wife: And the Baronet's Daughters ...

Mrs. Grey (Elizabeth Caroline) - 1841
...beside his own sweet Countess, which Reginald, on his reaching them, immediately vacated. CHAPTER XV. " I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought." ****** " Thorow earth and waters deepe, The pen by skill doth passe; And fealty nyps the worldes abuse,...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1841 - 716 pages
...exact and uncommon to be called a resemblance : Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.] SONNETS. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is brought, In Tune's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know...
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The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Americans - 1843 - 446 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...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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Works, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1848
...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 bought, As idle sounds, of few or none ure sought, That there is nothing lighter than mere praise. DRtMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN. HEBE are certain...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq

Washington Irving - 1843 - 361 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 brought, III time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly layes , With toil...
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Calcutta Review, Volume 31

India - 1858
...dreams and broken purposes of the past. Turning so to great empires of a bye-gone day, we find : — ' ' That all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals...nought, That fairest states have fatal nights and days.* And thus we may look to arrive at many rules of conduct for ourselves ; what to do and what to avoid....
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