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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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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 474 pages
...wishes lengthen, as our sun declines. Night V. Line 66i. 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. Night v. Line 773. The man of...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 798 pages
...wishes lengthen as our sun declines.1 Night v. Line 66 1. 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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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 890 pages
...wishes lengthen as our sun declines.1 Night lv. Linc(&\. While man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.3 ' Night v. Line 717. That life is long which answers life"s great end. Night v. Line 773. The...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - 1876 - 840 pages
...present hour. Kach moment on the former shuts the grave. While man is growing, life is in decrease ; ow, and more august. Now deified she from her fires does rise : Her widening streets on new 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 poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 766 pages
...deplored ; Lamenting, or lamented, all our lot. — Young. While man is growing, life is in decrease ; ute, But know not what's resisted. — Burns. 1738. HEART. Music in the THERE are in this lo waste that instant they take fire. He sins against this life, who slights the next. Young. Life is...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1878 - 896 pages
...drawn. A New Way to pay Old Debts. Act v. Sc, I. 1 Distilled damnation. — Robert Hall, see p. 431. 2 Cradles rock us nearer to the tomb : Our birth is nothing but our death begun. Young, Night Thoughts, 5, Line 718. * Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves...
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The poetical works of sir Thomas Wyatt. The text ed. by C.C. Clarke

Sir Thomas Wyatt - 1879 - 624 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. ita Shall we then fear, lest that should come to pass, Which comes...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - 1880 - 1124 pages
...nature to eternity. H.intltt, .-Icti. .SY. 2. SHAKESPEARE. While man is growing, life is in decrease ; sal face, deep hid and chill, Is one wide dazzling waste, that buries wide The wo \¡¿ht Thoughts. A'tfht v. DR. E. YOUNG. Our days begin with trouble here, Our life is but a span,...
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An Empire of Information: Uniting Four Regions of Thought ...

John McGovern - 1880 - 762 pages
...our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines. 7. While man is growing, life is in decrease; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our life begun. 8. Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow. 9. An undevout astronomer is mad. The ending...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 738 pages
...dust" concludes her noblest song. Hi. IV. 97. While man is growing, life is in deerease ; And eradles 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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