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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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Footsteps of our forefathers

James Goodeve Miall - 1851
...exist, its principal site is now occupied by edifices of a less imposing and more peaceful character. " Time has seen — that lifts the low, And level lays...— Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanities of state. A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - 1852 - 399 Seiten
...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...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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Footsteps of Our Forefathers: What They Suffered and what They Sought ...

James Goodeve Miall - 1852 - 352 Seiten
...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...day, Is all the proud and mighty have, Between the eradle and the grave." * We think with pleasure how the spot, once resounding with the histories of...
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Woodworth's Youth's Cabinet, Bände 1-2

1856
...Concealed in ruins, moss, and weeds; While ever and anon there falls Hugo heaps of hoary moldered walls ; Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken wall complete, Big with the vanity of state; How transient is tho smile of fate I A little rule, a...
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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 flow,...
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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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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 Seiten
...time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow. Has been 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 day, 90 Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 Seiten
...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 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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A Quest for Home: Reading Robert Southey

Christopher J. P. Smith - 1997 - 372 Seiten
...of ruined monarchical power: While ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary mouldered walls. 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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...rich: they beg, I give; They lack. I leave; they pine, I live. IJY1 R John 1700-1758 3127GrongartfiH Xb @b (b 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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