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" While man is growing, life is in decrease; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun ; As tapers waste, that instant they take fire. "
The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality.. - Page 128
by Edward Young - 1750 - 404 pages
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. : To ...

Edward Young - 1750 - 350 pages
...my Yejlerday ; The bold Invader mares the prefent Hour. Each Moment on the Former fhuts the Grave. While Man is growing, Life is in Decreafe ; And Cradles...Inftant they take Fire. Shall we then fear, left that mould come to pafs, Which comes to pafs each Moment of our Lives ? If fear we muft, let that Death...
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The Works of the Author of the Night-thoughts: In Four Volumes, Volume 3

Edward Young - 1762 - 292 pages
...moment on the former flmts the grave. While man h growing, life is in decreafe ; And cradles rock as nearer to the tomb. . Our birth is nothing but our...wafte, that inftant they take fire. Shall we then fear, kit that fltould come to pafs, Which comes to pafs each moment of our lives ? If fear we muft, let...
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The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality: To which ...

Edward Young - 1771 - 282 pages
...my Yefterday ; The bald invader fhares the Prefent hour. Each moment on the former fhuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decreafe ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our hirth is norhing but our death hegun ; As tapers wafte, that inftant they take fire. Shall we then...
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality: To which ...

Edward Young - 1775 - 408 pages
...my yefterday; The bold invader fhares the prefent hour. Each moment on the former fhuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decreafe; And cradles...inftant they take fire. Shall we then fear, left that mould come to pafs< Which comes to pafs each moment of our lives i If fear we muft, let that death...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 51, Page 2

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 288 pages
...yeflerday ; The bold invader mares the prefent hour. 715 Each moment on the former fhuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decreafe ; And cradles...begun; As tapers wafte, that inftant they take fire. 710 Shall we then fear, left that fhould come to paft, Which comes to pafs each moment of our lives...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 61

English poets - 1790 - 280 pages
...bold invader fhares the prefent hour. 715 Each moment on the former fhuts the grave. While man i« growing, life is in decreafe ; And cradles rock us...begun; As tapers wafte, that inftant they take fire. 720 Shall we then fear, left that mould come to pafs, Which comes to pafs each moment of our lives...
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The Works Of The Author Of The Night-Thoughts: In Three Volumes, Volume 2

Edward Young - 1792 - 354 pages
...His; myye/lerday; The bold invader mares the prefent hour. Each moment on the former fhuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decreafe ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birtli is nothing but our death begun ; As tapers wafte, that inftant they take fire. Shall we then...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 3

Addison (pseud.) - 1795 - 616 pages
...ař faft as ^ 2 the the wings of time can carry us. Seek then an intereft in the bleffed Redeemer. Our birth is nothing, but our death begun. As tapers wafte that inftant they take fire. Death is the end of fear, and beginning of felicity. Death is the law of nature, the tribute of the...
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The Works of the British Poets, Volume 10

Robert Anderson - 1795 - 1036 pages
...former (huts the grave. While qian i* growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer tp the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun ; As tapers waftc that inftant they take fire. Shall we then fear, left that (hould come to pafs, Which comes to...
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Night Thoughts

Edward Young - 1798 - 432 pages
...present hour. 715 Each moment on the former shuts the grave. While Man is growing, life is in decrease; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun ; As tapers waste, that instant they take fire. 720 Shall we then fear, lest that should come to pass, Which comes...
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