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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. "
A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley]. [2 other copies ... - Page 271
by Collection - 1766
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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
...to 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,...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,...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
...current 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,...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
...current 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,...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 Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 554 pages
...current skim, Some show their gayly-gilded trim, Quick-glancing to the sun. To Contemplation's sober : We dropped the seed o'er hill and plain, Beneath...sun of May, And frightened from our sprouting grain busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day, In Fortune's varying colors dressed ; Bruised...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 10-14

Baptists - 1856
...swarm of insects sporting in the summer's sunbeam for a day and then gone. To contemplation's sober eye, Such is the race of man; And they that creep,...they that fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay, Rut flutter through life's little day. In fortune's varying colours drest; Rrushed...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim, Quick-glancing to the sun. To contemplation's soher eye Such is the race of man ; And they that creep and they that fly Shall end where they hegan. Alike the husy and the gay But flutter through life's little day, In fortune's varying colours...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...dressed as well as other people, and the wife is pleased that she is dressed.— -Johnson. DCCXCV. 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...
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