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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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English Lyric in the Age of Reason, Volume 1

Oswald Doughty - English poetry - 1922 - 461 pages
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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 Shorter Poems of the Eighteenth Century

Iolo Aneurin Williams - English poetry - 1923 - 478 pages
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The Shorter Poems of the Eighteenth Century

Iolo Aneurin Williams - English poetry - 1923 - 478 pages
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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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Gray: Poetry & Prose

Thomas Gray - English literature - 1926 - 176 pages
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Interpretations of Literature, Volume 2

Lafcadio Hearn - English literature - 1929
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