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" We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours : Where are they ? With the years beyond the flood. "
The Works of the Author of the Night-thoughts: In Four Volumes - Page 7
by Edward Young - 1762
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality..

Edward Young - 1750 - 416 pages
...the Knell of my departed Hours : Where are they ? With the Years beyond the Flood. It is the Signal that demands Difpatch ; How much is to be done ? my...fathomlefs Abyfs ; A dread Eternity ! how furely mine I A 4 And 8 The COMPLAINT: Night I. And can Eternity belong to me, Poor Pehfioner on the Bounties of...
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality: To which ...

Edward Young - 1756 - 430 pages
...the Knell of my departed Hours : Where are they ? With the Years beyond the Flood. It is the Signal that demands Difpatch : How much is to be done ? My Hopes and Fears Start up alacm'd, and o'er Life's narrow Vercre AO Look down — On what? A fathomlefs Abyfs-; .' A dread Eternity...
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The Beauties of English Poesy, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1767 - 274 pages
...the knell of my departed hours: Where are they i With the years beyond the flood. It is the fignal that demands difpatch : How much is to be done ? My...Start up alarm'd, and, o'er life's narrow verge Look down—On what ? A fathomlefs abyfs ; A dread eternity! How furely mine ! And can eternity belong to...
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Theron and Aspasio: Or, A Series of Dialogues and Letters, Upon ..., Volume 3

James Hervey - 1767 - 566 pages
...and what is likely to be the final Condition of my Soul. . My Hopes and Fears Start up alarm' 'd ; and o'er Life's narrow Verge Look down — on what ? A fathomlefs Abyfs, Avajl Eternity f My Sins, at the fame time, like an armed Hoft, are fet-in dreadful Array, and furround...
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Poems for Young Ladies: In Three Parts : Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining ...

1770 - 268 pages
...the knell of my departed hours : Where are they ? With the years beyond the flood. It is the fignal that demands difpatch ; How much is to be done ? my hopes and fears btart op alarm'd, and o'er life's narrow verge •Look down — on what ? a fathomlefs abyfs ; A dread...
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality. To which ...

Edward Young - 1773 - 354 pages
...the Knell of my departed Hours : Where are they ? With the Years beyond the Flood. It is the Signal that demands Difpatch : How much is to be done ? My...Start up alarm'd, and o'er Life's narrow Verge Look down—On what ? A fathomlefs Abyfs j A dread Eternity ! how furely mine ! And can Eternity belong...
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality: To which ...

Edward Young - 1775 - 408 pages
...is the knell of my departed hours: Where are they? with the years beyond the flooJ. It is the fignal that demands difpatch: How much is to be done? my hopes and fears Start up alarm'ti, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down—On what ? a fathomlefs abyfs; A dread eternity!...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 51, Page 2

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 288 pages
...the knell of my departed hours : Where are they? With the years beyond the flood. 60 It is thejigxal that demands difpatch : How much is to be done ? My...fathomlefs abyfs; A dread eternity ! how furely mine ! 65 And can eternity belong to me, Poor penfioner on the bounties of an hour ? How poor, how rich,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 50-52

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 858 pages
...hours i Where are they ? With the years beyond the flood. 60 It is thefignal that demands difpatch i How much is to be done ? My hopes and fears Start up alarm'd, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down—On what? a fathomlefs abyfs; A dread eternity ! how furely mine I 65 And can eternity belong...
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Poems for Young Ladies: In Three Parts. Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining

Oliver Goldsmith - 1785 - 568 pages
...the knell of my departed hours : Where are they ? With the years beyond the flood. It is the fignal that demands difpatch ; How much is to be done ? my...fathomlefs abyfs ; A dread eternity ! how furely mine 1 And can eternity belong to me, Poor penfioner on the bounties of an hour ? How poor, how rich, how...
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