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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 Poetical Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young: With the Life of ..., Volume 1

Edward Young - 1805 - 238 pages
...present hour. 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. Shall we then fear lest that should come to pass Which comes to...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Watts, A. Philips ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 556 pages
...present hour. Each moment on the fonncr 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. Shall we then fear, lest that should come te pass, Which comes...
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The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality: To which ...

Edward Young - 1812 - 288 pages
...my yefterday ; The bold invader fhires 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. As tapers wafte, that initant they take fire. Our birth is nothing but our death begun : Shall we then...
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The Complaint; Or, Night Thoughts

Edward Young - 1813 - 380 pages
...present hour. Each moment on the former shuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decrease j And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun ; As tapers waste, that instant they take fire. Shall we then fear, lest that should come to pass, Which comes...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1814 - 984 pages
...eternity, for " Man like a stream is in perpetual flow, " While man is growing, life is in decrease, " And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb, " Our birth is nothing, but our dsath begun, "As tapers waste, that instant they take fire." " How long have I to live i" Whether the...
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The complaint; or, Night thoughts, on life, death, and immortality ...

Edward Young - 1815 - 332 pages
...present hour. 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. Shall we then fear, lest that should come to pass, Which comes...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 7

John Aikin - 1821 - 412 pages
...present hour. 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. Shall we then fear, lest that should come to pass, Which coines...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 284 pages
...present hour: 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. Shall we then fear lest that should come to pass, Which comes to...
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Lettres inédites de Marc Aurèle et de Fronton: retrouvées sur les ..., Volume 2

Marcus Cornelius Fronto - 1830 - 454 pages
...décurionat. 56. — Cette comparaison rappelle ces vers d'Youug : White 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. A mesure que l'homme grandit ,,'sa vie marche vers le déclin ;...
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A series of sermons and lectures on important subjects

John Nelson (Primitive Methodist preacher.) - 1830 - 454 pages
.....^ ^ Each moment, on the former, shuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decrease, >-M'I And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing, but our death begun, As tapers waste, the instant they take fife;".- , -^ J '" • «•"«•« rl*nl *''''-'' ••- •''•>•...
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