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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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Epitaphs, Collected from the Cemeteries of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow ...

Joseph Barlow Robinson - 1859 - 220 pages
...Autumnal mildew on the roses red ! WILLIS G. CLABH. 943. 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. He sins against this life, who slights the next. YOUNG. 944. Onward...
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The Homilist: A Series of Sermons for Preachers and Laymen

Erwin House - 1860 - 510 pages
...take care of thy soul ; thy body is decaying day by day. " 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 that instant they take fire." HOMILY XXXV. MISTAKEN NOTIONS RESPECTING MAN'S INABILITY. Why stand ye...
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The Homilist: A Series of Sermons for Preachers and Laymen

Erwin House - 1860 - 500 pages
...take care of thy soul ; thy body is decaying day by day. ""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 that instant they take fire." HOMILY XXXV. MISTAKEN NOTIONS RESPECTING MAN'S INABILITY. Why stand ye...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

John Milton - 1860 - 574 pages
...present hour: Each moment on the former shuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decrease, AnJ cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers w««te that instant they take fire. Shall we then fear lest that should come to pass, Which comes...
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Things to be Remembered in Daily Life ...

John Timbs - 1863 - 280 pages
...pres'ent 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. — Young. Yet, infinitely short as the term of human life is when...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 504 pages
...is God Almighty's gentleman. JC HARE. Gvesses at Truth While man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.* Night v. Line 717. That life is long which answers life's great end. Niyld v. Line 773. The man of...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Edward Young: With Life ; Eight Steel Engravings

Edward Young - 1866 - 574 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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The British Poets, Volume 1

1866 - 426 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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 752 pages
..." dust to dust" concludes her noblest song. Ib. Iv. 97. 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. Young,NTv717. Vain man ! to be so fond of breathing long, And spinning...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 828 pages
...wishes lengthen as our sun declines.1 Nighlv. Line ddl. While man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.2 Night v. Line 717. That life is long which answers life's great end. Night v. Line 773. The...
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