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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 Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson - 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 - 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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The Book of Job

Bible - 1857 - 188 pages
...— a comparison too affecting not to have been countless times repeated. " 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 Shall flutter through life's little day In fortune's varying colours dressed : Brushed...
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The book of Job, illustr. by J. Gilbert, Volume 18

Job (the patriarch) - 1857
...— a comparison too affecting not to have been countless times repeated. " 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 Shall flutter through life-s little day In fortune-s varying colours dressed : Brushed...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1858 - 120 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, In Fortune's varying colours drest : Brush 'd by the hand of rough Mischance, Or chill'd by Age, their...
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The Golden Treasury Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1902 - 382 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 Shall end where they began. Alike the Busy and the Gay j -flutter thro' life's little day, nb ortune's...
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