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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
by Robert Dodsley - 1766
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English ..., Volume 4, Pages 1253-1648

American poetry - 1915 - 3742 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 colors dressed: Brushed...
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Selected Lyrics from Dryden, Collins, Gray, Cowper, and Burns

Charles Swain Thomas - Lyric poetry - 1913 - 89 pages
...current skim, Some show their gaily-gilded trim Quick-glancing to the sun. 30 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 35 But flutter thro' life's little day, In Fortune's varying colours drest: Brush'd...
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Interpretations of Literature, Volume 2

Lafcadio Hearn - English literature - 1915
...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. CHAPTER XV ON BIRDS IN ENGLISH POETRY THE poetry of birds is quite important, for it happens to contain...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement: Selected and Ed., with ...

George Benjamin Woods - England - 1916 - 1432 pages
...current skim, Some show their gayly-gilded trim 30 Quick-glancing to the sun. To Contemplation's sober 35 Alike the busy and the gay But flutter thro' life's little day, In Fortune 's varying colors drest...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 1

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 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, Alike the Busy and the Gay But flutter through life's little day, In Fortune's varying colors dressed:...
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Naturalism in English Poetry

Stopford Augustus Brooke - English poetry - 1920 - 289 pages
...Listen to this of Gray's. He has described the insect youth upon the wing : 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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Books and Habits

Lafcadio Hearn - English literature - 1921 - 328 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 dressed : Brushed...
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Books and Habits, from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn, Selected and Edited ...

Lafcadio Hearn - English literature - 1921 - 328 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 dressed: Brushed...
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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,...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 Background of Gray's Elegy: A Study in the Taste for Melancholoy Poetry ...

Amy Louise Reed - English poetry - 1924 - 270 pages
...the 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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