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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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The Poets and Poetry of Scotland, from the Earliest to the Present Time ...

James Grant Wilson - English poetry - 1876
...Death hath thy temple razed, love's empire foiled, The world of honour, worth, and sweetness spoiled. I know that all beneath the moon decays; And what...the Muses' heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which arc so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few or none are sought ; That there is nothing lighter than...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...face divine, Like one with arrow shot, in laughter's place, Maugre my heart, I joy in my disgrace. at o f s ; The fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muse's heavenly lays With toil...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876
...face divine, Like one with arrow shot, in laughter's place, Maugre my heart, I joy in my disgrace. naught ; The fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muse's heavenly lays With...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...scorn whom that love doth Do they call virtue there ungratefulness ? SIE Pmur Зш.чит. SONNET. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays ; And what...are so dearly bought, As idle sounds, of few or none am sought; That there is nothing lighter than vain praise. I know frail beauty 's like the purple flower...
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The Book of Scottish Poems: Ancient and Modern

John Ross - English poetry - 1878 - 760 pages
...(quires clos'd which dead, dead sighs but breath) Joy on this living book to read my death. SONNET. 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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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: And Characters of ...

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1878 - 515 pages
...thought, and uniform terseness ol expression. The reader may judge for himself from a lew examples : " 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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Dublin examination papers

Dublin city, univ - 1878
...become the seat of majesty, And make, no doubt, us happy b\ his leign. SHAKSPEARE. LATIN VERSE. I kno\v 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 days,...
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The Book of Scottish Poems: Ancient and Modern

John Ross - English poetry - 1878 - 760 pages
...(quires clos'd which dead, dead sighs but breath) I oy on this living book to read my death. SONNET. I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals m this world is brought, In Time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.].

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) - 1880 - 532 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 tune's great period shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of...
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., (Washington Irving)., Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1880
...unter einer Glasglocke aufbewahrt. 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, la time's great periods shall return to nought. I know that all the muse's heavenly layes, With toil...
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