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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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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...current skim. Some shew 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 nutter thro' life's little day, In Fortune's varying colours drest 1 Brush'd by...
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The Muses' Bower,: Embellished with the Beauties of English Poetry, Volume 1

English poetry - English poetry - 1809
...current skim, Some shew 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 : Brush'...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...current skim. Some shew their gaily-gilded trim Qnick-glauciug to the vai. To contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of man ; And they that creep , and they that flr, Shall end » here they began. Alike tli6 busy and the gay But flutter thro' life's little day,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 14

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 638 pages
...waved coats dropp'd with gold. Milton's Paradise Lost, Book ii. VOL. XJV. To Contemplation's sober eye» Such is the race of man : And they that creep, and they that fly, Shall end where they bogan. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little day. In Fortune's varying colours...
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Mallet, Akenside, Gray, Lyttelton, Moore, Cawthorne, Churchill, Falconer ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...waved coats dropp'd with gold. Milton's Paradise Lost, Book ii. VOL XIV. To Contemplation's sober eye 4 Such is the race of man : And they that creep, and they that fly, Shall end where they lifgan. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through lifr's little day. In Fortune's varying colours...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Mallet, Akenside ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...coats dropp'd with gold. Milton's Paradise Lost, Book ii. VOL. ХПГ. To Contemplation's sober eye 4 Such is the race of man : And they that creep, and they Ihat fly, Shall end where they began. Alike the busy and the gay But flutter through life's little...
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A Criticism of the Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

John Young - Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 - 1810 - 148 pages
...How little are the Great" was the closing line of a stanza in that ode,3 in which it is said, that " they that creep and they that fly, shall end where they began :" and so he suffered it for some time to stand, in application, no doubt, of his own idea of a closing...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...contrasting the human species with the insect world, emphatically remarks :— x 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 Bat flutter thro' life's little day, In fortune's varying colours drest ; Brush' d...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

Elizabeth Tomkins - English poetry - 1817 - 260 pages
...current skim ; Some ihow 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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Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - English poetry - 1820 - 527 pages
...current skim, Some shew 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 : Brush'd...
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