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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 Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 6

Religion - 1850
...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 dressed ; Brushed...
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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...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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Historical Essays

John Coleman (of Dover.) - Europe - 1851 - 764 pages
...flattery is no longer to be heard. Night has once more resumed her silent reign. To contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of man, And they that creep and they that fly, But end where they began. Alike, the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day. In estimating...
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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,...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,...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 Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 223 pages
...current skim, Some shew 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 thro' life's little day, In Fortune's varying colors drest : V. 24. Thus...
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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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