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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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Warminster common

W. Daniell - 1850
...e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour; The paths of glory lead but to the grave " "A little pomp, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the great and mighty have, Between the cradle and the grave." Who was the originator of the scheme alluded...
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Royal visits and progresses to Wales, and the border counties

Edward Parry - 1851
...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...PROUD and MIGHTY have Between the cradle and the grave !" — DYER. 8 As a proof of the progress of rational refinement, and the habits of different ages,...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...seen the 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. And see the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in shade and sun, Sometimes swiftly, sometimes...
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Footsteps of our forefathers

James Goodeve Miall - 1851
...level lays the lofty brow, — Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanities of state. A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...mighty have, Between the cradle and the grave."» We think with pleasure how the spot, once resounding with the histories of the great, is now consecrated...
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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

1851
...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...Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle mid the grave. And see the livers, how they run Through woods and meads, in shade and sun, Sometimes...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...Big with the vanity of state ; But transient is the smile of fate ! A little rule, a little sway, Л eed, Or urge the flying ball i And see the rivers, how they run Through woods and meads, in shade and sun, Sometimes swift, sometimes...
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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - 1959 - 462 Seiten
...elegiac rivals with such graceful, if chilly, comment as: 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. His poems are most sincere, and can be astonishingly honest. In The Country Walf( — published when...
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Poems, Viz: Grongar Hill. The ruins of Rome. The fleece, in four books. I ...

John Dyer - 1761 - 188 Seiten
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate .' A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in {hade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes...
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The Past is a Foreign Country

David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal, Lowenthal David - 1985 - 489 Seiten
...Death, pp. 610-13. Other writers emphasized transience ('all passes but God'), the futility of vanity ('A little rule, a little sway, / A sunbeam in a winter's...proud and mighty have / Between the cradle and the grave')301 or the brevity of men's lives compared with their works ('what is my existence in comparison...
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - 1994 - 375 Seiten
...age-old context of human life, a sobering timescape in which A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam on a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.39 The early Romantics also escaped to solitude, but for a different reason. Rousseau and the...
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