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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 Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1224 pages
...mirror see ! ». YOUNG— Night Thoughts. Night V. I,. 627. While man is growing, life is in decrease, Հ j. YOUNG— Night Thoughts. Night V. L. 717. TOASTS. My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1186 pages
...shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.1 Linz eeiWhile man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun.3 Line 717. That life is long which answers life's great end. Line 773. The man of wisdom is...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1188 pages
...loved the treason, but hated the traitor. — PLUTABCH : Life ofRomului. * See Middk'ton, page 174. 6 And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun. YOUNG : Night Thuughti, night r. line 718. 8 Full many a gem of purest rny serene The dark, unfathomed...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904 - 930 pages
...linked more close than wedded pair. The Grave. R. BLAIR. 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 Thoughts, Night V. DR. E. YOUNG. Put out the light, and then — put out the light. If I quench...
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Werke, in Auslese, Volume 1

Abraham a Sancta Clara - 1904 - 242 pages
...Night Thoughts (,9tacbtgebaníen') folgenbermafien au: 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>eittfd;>: S roocbft ber 2Jlenfcb,jugIeici) oerfäHt fein 8ei&, Unb nacer rücft bem ©rab bie SBíege...
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 810 pages
...makes a death which Nature never made. Ibid., IV, line 15 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. Ibid., V, lines 717-720 Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow;...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1906 - 1198 pages
...the treason, but hated the traitor. — PLUTAKCH : L(fe of Jtomitlus. 4 See Middlcton, page 174. s And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing hut our death begun. YOUNG : tfight Thoughts, niylit ». line 718. 0 Full many a gem of purest ray...
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English Grammar and Composition

Alexander Malcolm Williams - 1909 - 454 pages
...poetry tend to merge into each other. Thus when Young says, While man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun ; or Tennyson, " All things have rest and ripen towards the grave " ; the pleasure of poetic expression...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 784 pages
...lies : " And "dust to dust " concludes her noblest song. 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. Lino 717 That life is long...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 784 pages
...lies : " And " dust to dust " concludes her noblest song. While man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing hut our death begun ; As tapers waste that instant they take fire. 2711 Young: Night Thoughts. Night...
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