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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 Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 926 pages
...mirror see! p. YOCNG— Night noughts. Night V. Line G-27. While man is growing, life is in decrease. And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb; Our birth is nothing but our death begun. q. YOUNO— Xiijht Thoughts. Night V. Line 717. Youth is not rich in time,, it may be poor; 1'art with...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 1434 pages
...is our home; Heaven lies about us in our infancy! q. WORDSWORTH— Ode. 1/itinntion of Immortality. eir prime dispositions, are prepared for all mankind according as any one can r. YOUNQ— Night Thoughts. Niglit V. Line 718. For what are men who grasp at praise sublime, But bubbles...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 914 pages
...mirror see! p. YOUNG— Night Tlioughts . Night V. Line 637. While man is growing, life is in decrease, eat up her own. b. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 1. GRAVE, THE Lio lightly on begtm. q. YOUNO — Night Tliowjhts. Night V. Line 717. Youth is not rich in time, it may be poor;...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets, Volume 1

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 782 pages
...noblest song. 2710 Young : Night Thoughts. Night iv Line 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. 2711 Young : Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 717 That life is long...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883 - 942 pages
...as our sun declines.1 Night Thouyhts. Night v. Line 661. 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 Line 717. That life is long which answers life's great end. Line 773. The man of wisdom is...
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Great Thoughts from Latin Authors

Craufurd Tait Ramage - 1884 - 694 pages
...strength." And Young (" Night Thoughts," Night V. 1. 717):— " While man is growing, life is in decrease, And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb; Our birth is nothing but our death begun." FATE. His fate must be borne by every one. DEATH NOT TO RE ROUGHT OFF RY RICHES. Man's fate is not...
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Great thoughts from Latin authors, by C.T. Ramage

Craufurd Tait Ramage - 1884 - 690 pages
...strength." And Young (" Night Thoughts," Night V. 1. 717):— " While man is growing, life is in decrease, And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb; Our birth is nothing but our death begun." FATE. His fate must be borne by every one. DEATH NOT TO RE ROUGHT OFF RY RICHES. Man's fate is not...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - 1892 - 1116 pages
...Cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. In his "Night Thoughts," v., line 718, Young has the lines,— ƀ =+ Long before Young Bishop Hale had said,— Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - 1892 - 1114 pages
...Cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. In his "Night Thoughts," v., line 718, Young has the lines, — And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun. Long before Young Bishop Hale had said, — Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in...
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The Greatest Works of the Greatest Authors, Ancient and Modern ...

1894 - 916 pages
...strength." And Young (" Night Thoughts," Night V. 1. 717):— " Whue man is growing, life Is in decrease, ' hould come quite late, are begun quite TÄTE. His fate must be borne by every one, DEATH NOT TO BE BOUGHT OFF BY BTCHB9.. Man's fate is not...
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