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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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First period. Second period. From Spenser to Dryden

George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1860
...may thy high exploits at last make even, With earth thy empire, glory with the heaven. SONNETS. I. I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what...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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Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1860 - 465 pages
...far-famed Portland vase. THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE. A COLLOQUY IN •WESTMINSTER ABBEY. I know that nil 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 muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which...
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The History of Scotish Poetry

David Irving - English poetry - 1861 - 619 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 morne oft birth and death...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. Artist's ed

Washington Irving - 1865
...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 ia broughL In time's great period shall return to noughL I know that nil the muse's heavenly lays,...
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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek verse, by ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1866
...teares;' fair Arden, thou my Tempe art alone, and thou, sweet Anker, art my Helicon. M. DRAYTON 255 SONNET I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, and what...bought, as idle sounds, of few or none are sought; and that nought lighter is than airy praise: I know frail beauty's like the purple flower, to which...
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The Lovers' Dictionary: A Poetical Treasury of Lovers' Thoughts, Fancies ...

English poetry - 1867 - 789 pages
...not done so sure I had been slain, Yet as it was I hardly 'scaped with pain. Spenser. 416. SONNET. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what...states have fatal nights and days ! I know that all the muse's heavenly lays With toil of spirit which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds of few or more...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1868 - 507 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, In time's jrreat period shall return to nought. 1 know that nil the muse's heavenly lavs, With toil of sprite...
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The Calamities and Quarrels of Authors: With Some Inquiries ..., Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Authors - 1868
...father's love and words I scorn'd as vain. I know that all the Muses' heavenly lays, With toil of spirit which are so dearly bought, As idle sounds of few or none are sought, That there ia nothing lighter than vain praise ; Know what I list^ this all cannot me move, But that, alas ! I...
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English Sonnets: A Selection

John Dennis - Sonnets, English - 1873 - 238 pages
...began, We him in glory call, " The Son of Man." WILLIAM DRU.MMOND. 1585—1649. THE POWER OF LOVE. 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 of...
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From Thomas the Rhymer to Richard Gall

James Grant Wilson - English poetry - 1875
...foiled, The world of honour, worth, and sweetne; spoiled. I know that all beneath the moon deeays; And what by mortals in this world is brought. In time's...fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know tha'. all the Muses' heavenly lays. With toil of sprite whieh are so dearly lxmght As idle sounds,...
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