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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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Books and Habits

Lafcadio Hearn - English literature - 1921 - 328 pages
...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 dressed : Brushed by the hand of rough Mischance, Or chilled by Age, their airy dance They leave, in...
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The Oral Study of Literature

Algernon de Vivier Tassin - English literature - 1923 - 431 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 thro' life's little day. In Fortune's varying colours drest: Brush'd by...
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The Background of Gray's Elegy: A Study in the Taste for Melancholoy Poetry ...

Amy Louise Reed - English poetry - 1924 - 270 pages
...great ! He sees, to be sure, the bright-colored swarms of insects, but To Contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of Man; And they that creep, and they that fly Shall end where they began. Soon, either through accident or age, their airy dance They leave in dust to rest. So, too, had Thomson...
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - Art - 2000 - 128 pages
...current Ikim, Some fhcw their gaily-gilded trim Quick-glancing to the fun. To Contemplation's fobcr eye Such is the race of man : And they that creep, and...they began. Alike the bufy and the gay But flutter thro' life's little day, In Fortune's varying colours dreft : - Brufh'd by the hand of rough Mifchance,...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 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 dressed: Brushed...
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