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" 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 day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. "
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herausgegeben von - 1809
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 Seiten
...a scene that tells him of the vanity of human ambitions. Contemplating a ruined castle, he declares Yet Time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty Brow, Has seen this broken Pile compleat, Big with the Vanity of State; But transient is the Smile of Fate! A little Rule, a little...
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Aspects of Form and Genre in the Poetry of Edwin Morgan

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 2003 - 209 Seiten
...treatment of ruins familiar from such eighteenth-century poems as Dyer's Grongar Hill. There we read that "Time has seen, that lifts the low / And level lays the lofty Brow, / Has seen this broken Pile compleat, / Big with the Vanity of State"15; here we get a different take, viz., of keeping dearly...
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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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The Invention of Evening: Perception and Time in Romantic Poetry

Christopher R. Miller - 2006 - 262 Seiten
...sinking towers of Venice, the castle in Dyer's poem occasions a moralization on the fall of the mighty: Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...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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Towards Higher Consciousness - Spiritual Insights

...Compensation 1 1 . Fortune can take away riches, but not courage. Seneca 4b.c.-65a.d. Medea 1.176 12. But transient is the smile of fate; A little rule,...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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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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