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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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A Treasury of English Sonnets

David M. Main - Sonnets, English - 1880 - 470 pages
...One short sleep past, we wake eternally, And death shall be no more : Death, thou shall die. cxn T KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is brought, 1585^1649 In Time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and...
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Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine

Laura Valentine - 1880
...my questions did her move, With trembling wings, sighed forth, " I love, I love l " TO MY DEAD LOVE. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world isbrought In time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and...
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A Treasury of English Sonnets

David M. Main - Sonnets, English - 1880 - 470 pages
...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 few or none are sought, And that nought lighter is than airy praise. I know frail beauty like the purple flower, To which one...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1880
...shall return to nought ; The fairest states have fatal nighta and days. I know that all the Muse's heavenly lays With toil of sprite which are so dearly bought, As idle sound?, of few or none are sought, That there is nothing lighter than vain praise. I know frail beauty's...
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Specimens, with memoirs, of the less-known British poets. With an ..., Volume 1

George Gilfillan - 1881
...So may thy high exploits at last make even, With earth thy empire, glory with the heaven. SONNETS. L 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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Treasury of English Sonnets. Ed. from the Original Sources with Notes and ...

David M. Main (ed) - 1881
...shall be no more : Death, thou shalt die. • CXII T KNOW that all beneath the moon decays, DE£", And what by mortals in this world is brought, In Time's great pertods shall return to nought; That fairest states have fatal nights and days ; I know how all the...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - American poetry - 1882 - 862 pages
...shalt thou fly above the vulgar throng, Still to survive in my immortal song. MICHAEL DRATTON. 0onnet. I KNOW that all beneath the moon decays ; And what...bought, As idle sounds, of few or none are sought ; I know frail beauty's like the purple flower To which one morn oft birth and death affords, That...
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Rip Van Winkle and Other Sketches

Washington Irving - Catskill (N.Y.) - 1882 - 240 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 muses' heavenly layes, With toil of sprite which...
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Opere edite e postume, Volume 10

Ugo Foscolo - 1882
...vecchio poeta inglese menoṃ quello stesso concetto che intendeva di magnificare : I know that ali beneath the moon decays ; And what by mortals in this...is brought, In time's great periods shall return to nougat. I know that ali the muse's heavenly lays, With toil of sprite which are so dearly bonghi, As...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - English language - 1882
...mistress in indelible characters on the scattered leaves." I give one more example from the same author: 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 days....
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