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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 - Page 271
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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 pages
...current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim 30 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. 35 Alike the Busy and the Gay But flutter thro' life's little day, In Fortune's varying colours drest:...
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The Pageant of English Poetry

Robert Maynard Leonard - English poetry - 1909 - 606 pages
...noon ; Some lightly o'er the current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim 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 dressed : Brushed...
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 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,...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 Random Recollections of a Commercial Traveller

Commercial travellers - 1909 - 419 pages
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Poems Published in 1768

Thomas Gray - 1909 - 119 pages
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English Poetry..: With Introduction, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 40

English poetry - 1910
...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,...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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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1911 - 761 pages
...alone is bless'd, who ne'er was born. 8358 Prior: Solomon. Bk. iii. Line 240. 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. 3359 Gray : Ode. On the 8pring. St. 4. Like...
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The Philosophy of a Don

George Frederick Abbott - English essays - 1911 - 318 pages
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Gray & His Poetry

William Henry Hudson - 1911 - 111 pages
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British Poems, from "Canterbury Tales" to "Recessional"

English poetry - 1912 - 537 pages
...current skim, Some shew then- gaily-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 thro' life's little day, In fortune's varying colours drest: Brush'd by...
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