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" To Contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of Man: And they that creep, and they that fly, Shall end where they began. "
The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ... - Page 186
by English poets - 1790
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim, Quick-glancing to the sun. To contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of man ; And they that creep and...they that fly Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day, In fortune's varying colours drest ; Brushed...
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The naturalist's poetical companion, with notes, selected by E. Wilson

Naturalist pseud, Edward WILSON (M.A., F.L.S.) - 1852
...current skim Some show their gaily-gilded trim, Quick-glancing to the sun. To contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of man ; And they that creep, and...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day In fortune's varying colours dress'd : Brush'd...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim, Quick glancing to the sun. To contemplation's sober eye, Such is the race of Man : And they that creep, and...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay, But flutter through life's little day, In fortune's varying colours drest, Brushed...
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Elegy Written in Country Churchyard and Other Poems

Thomas Gray - Elegiac poetry, English - 1853 - 186 pages
...e'er the current skim, Some show their gayly gilded trim Quick-glancing to the sun. ON THE SPRING. 89 And they that creep. and they that fly. Shall end where they began. Alike the Busy and the Gay But flutter through life's little day, In Fortune's varying colors dress'd • Brush'd...
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Notes: Critical, Explanatory, and Practical on the Book of the ..., Volume 2

Albert Barnes - Bible - 1854
...that of Isaiah respecting man, has been beautifully expressed by Gray : To contemplation's sober eye, Such is the race of man ; And they that creep, and...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay, But flutter through life's little day, In fortune's varying colours drest ; Brushed...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Collins, Thomas Gray, and Oliver ...

William Collins - English poetry - 1854 - 166 pages
...current skim, Some show their gayly-gilded trim Quick-glancing to the sun. To Contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of Man : And they that creep, and...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the Busy and the Gay But flutter through life's little day, In Fortune's varying colors drest: Brushed...
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The Pleasures of Hope, Gertrude of Wyoming, and Other Poems. To which are ...

Thomas Campbell - 1854 - 253 pages
...eye d Shall end where they began. Alike the Busy and the Gay But flutter through Life's little day, Such is the race of Man: And they that creep, and they that fly, In Fortune's varying colours dress'd: Brush'd by the hand of rough Mischance, Or chill'd by Age, their...
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Parnell, Thomas Gray, Tobias Smollett - English poetry - 1855 - 254 pages
...skim, Some show their gaily gilded trim, Quick glancing to the sun. 4 To Contemplation's sober eye, Such is the race of Man, And they that creep, and...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day, In Fortune's varying colours dress'd ; Brush'd...
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Parnell, Thomas Gray, Tobias Smollett - English poetry - 1855 - 254 pages
...skim, Some show their gaily gilded trim, Quick glancing to the sun. 4 To Contemplation's sober eye, Such is the race of Man, And they that creep, and...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day, In Fortune's varying colours dress'd ; Brush'd...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 576 pages
...the raee of man : And they that ereep, and they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day, In fortune's varying eolours drest: Brush'd by the hand of rough misehanee ; Or ehill'd by age, their airy danee They leave...
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