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" A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. "
The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ... - Seite 299
von Montgomery Robert Bartlett - 1827
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 Seiten
...But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sun beam in a winter's day, 90 Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And see the rivers how they run. Through woods and meads, in shade and sun. Sometimes swift, sometimes...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 Seiten
...Has seen this broken Pile compleat, Big with the Vanity of State; But transient is the Smile of Fate! A little Rule, a little Sway, A Sun-beam in a Winter's...and Mighty have, Between the Cradle and the Grave. And see the Rivers how they run, Thro' Woods and Meads, in Shade and Sun, Sometimes swift, and sometimes...
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A Quest for Home: Reading Robert Southey

Christopher J. P. Smith - 1997 - 372 Seiten
...with the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.38 Dyer had one advantage over Southey in that he understood something of the purpose of the...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...leave; they pine, I live. IJY1 R John 1700-1758 3127GrongartfiH But transient is the smile of fate: e. e. DYLAN Bob 19413128 'All I Reallfy Want To Do' 1 ain't lookin' to block you up, Shock or knock or lock...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 Seiten
...Has seen this broken Pile compleat, Big with the Vanity of State; But transient is the Smile of Fate! A little Rule, a little Sway, A Sun-beam in a Winter's...and Mighty have, Between the Cradle and the Grave. (lines 84-92) Picturesque prospects, here, are a source of melancholy moral reflection. Property and...
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Sura's Quotable Quotes, Adages and Sayings

D.V. Rangarajan - 2004
...picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal but the tiger always eats last - Maureen Dowd. Pride 1 . A little rule, a little sway A Sunbeam in a winter's day, ls all the proud and mighty have, Between the cradle and the grave - John Dyer. 2 . Pride is over-estimation...
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Fort Worth: A Novel

Leonard Sanders - 2005 - 511 Seiten
...suggestions, and to my agent, Aaron M. Priest, for his initial and unflagging enthusiasm for this project. A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...and mighty have, Between the cradle and the grave. John Dyer Grongar Hill, 1729 God makes the country, But man makes the town. Captain Buckley B. Paddock...
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Towards Higher Consciousness - Spiritual Insights

...away riches, but not courage. Seneca 4b.c.-65a.d. Medea 1.176 12. But transient is the smile of fate; A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. John Dyer 1700-1758 Grongar Hill 13. Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause....
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The Invention of Evening: Perception and Time in Romantic Poetry

Christopher R. Miller - 2006 - 262 Seiten
...Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. (84-92) In the impersonal construction, "time has seen," Dyer grammatically renders the cyclical vision...
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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - 2008 - 862 Seiten
...wrote: "Death borders upon our birth and our cradle stands in the grave." Poet John Dyer wrote in 1726: A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. This was parodied by Samuel Hoffenstein in the 1930s: Babies haven't any hair; old men's heads are...
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