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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Band 45

1839
...Conceal'd in ruins, moss, and weeds ; While ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls. Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...vanity of state ; But transient is the smile of fate 1 A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between...
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Selections from the British Poets, Band 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1840
...in ruins, moss, and weeds ; While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary mouldering walls. Yet Time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...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 slow, Wave...
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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 Seiten
...Conceal'd in ruins, moss, and weeds ; While, ever and anon, there fall Hnge heaps of hoary, mouldered wall. Yet time has seen — that lifts the low. And level...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 slow, Wave...
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The School and the Schoolmaster: A Manual for the Use of Teachers ..., Bände 1-2

Alonzo Potter - 1842 - 552 Seiten
...natural play of his finer feelings. The sunshine of the breast is something more than a metaphor. " A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave." Let the teacher, who often has too much of the two first, take care to get his portion of the last....
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Chronicles of saint Mungo: or, Antiquities and traditions of Glasgow

Kentigern (st.) - 1843
...borough of Rutherglen. * Tbe site of Queen-Street. CHAPTER II. REMARKABLE OLD EDIFICES FORMERLY EXTANT. ' Time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...brow; Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanities of state." PRIOR. To a reflecting mind it is something more than merely amusing to mark the...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts ..., Band 1

William Goodman - 1843
...painting of wonderful variety." Of many of these old buildings we may say : "Time, which brings the mighty low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this...broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state." In which we may still observe : " And all the hinder parts, that few could spy, Were ruinous and old,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...in ruins, moss, and weeds ; While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary mouldered walls. *X rivers, how they run Through woods and meads, in shade and son, Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...moss, and weeds j While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary mouldered wall«. Yet time ha« seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty...have Between the cradle and the grave. And see the rivers, how they run Through woods and meads, in shade arid sun, Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave...
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The Church of England Magazine, Band 17

1844
...pile complete, Bij with the vanity of state j But transient is th« smile of fate. A little rule, л little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day. Is all the...mighty have Between the cradle and the grave."— DTER. To how many solemn reflections are such scenes as that here represented calculated to give rise...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...in ruins, moss, and weeds ; While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps2 of hoary mouldered walls. Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, 1 Deep are his feet — Though this is a common-place metaphor in itself, yet its use here in pointing...
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