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" But transient is the smile of Fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. "
A Collection of Poems in Four Volumes - Page 223
edited by - 1755
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Miscellaneous Poems: By Several Hands

David Lewis - 1726 - 350 pages
...the Vanity of State ; But tranfient is the Smile of Fate! A little Rule, a little Sway, t, A Sun-beam in a Winter's Day Is all the Proud and Mighty have,...the Rivers how they run, Thro' Woods and Meads, in Shade and Sun, Sometimes fwift, and fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding Wave they go A various Journey...
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Miscellaneous Poems: By Several Hands

David Lewis - 1726 - 346 pages
...the Vanity of Stdte ; But tranfient is the Smile of Fate ! A little Rule, a little Sway, A Sun-beam in a Winter's Day • Is all the Proud and Mighty...the Rivers how they run, Thro' Woods and Meads, in Shade and Sun, Sometimes fwift, and fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding Wave they go A various Journey...
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London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer..., Volume 1

1735 - 682 pages
...broken p'ile complete, Big with the vanity of ftatej But tranfient is the fmileoffate! A littk rub, a little fway, A fun-beam in a winter's day, Is all...and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. Thefe paffages are poetical, and merit a higher commendation than they have received. Many of the verfes,...
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A Collection of Poems ...

Robert Dodsley - 1758 - 384 pages
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have...woods and meads, in made and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they go A various journey to the deep, Like human life to endlefs...
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A Collection of Poems

1758 - 352 pages
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have...the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in (hade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they go A various journey to...
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Poems. By John Dyer, L.L.B.: Viz. I. Grongar Hill. II. The Ruins of Rome ...

John Dyer - 1761 - 196 pages
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have...the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in fliade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they go A various journey to...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - 1765 - 392 pages
...ftate ; But tranfient is the finile of fate ? A little I \ A little rule, a little fway, • A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have...cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in (hade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they...
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A Collection of Poems: In Six Volumes, Volume 1

1765 - 396 pages
...is the fmik of fate! I A litde rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the'proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in fhade and fan, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they...
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A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley]. [2 other copies ...

Collection - 1766 - 356 pages
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have...cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in made and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 53-54

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 702 pages
...; But tranfieht is the fmile of Fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun-beam in a winter's-day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in fhadeand fun, .Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow, Wave fucceeding wave, they...
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