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" LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight... "
Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry - Page 21
by Henry Headley - 1787
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

Thomas Hayward, William Oldys - English poetry - 1740
...to the foiling of a ftar, Or as the flights of eagles are ; Or like the frefh fpring's gawdy hue, * Or filver drops of morning dew ; Or like a wind that...chafes the flood ; Or bubbles which on water flood ; Ev'n foch is man, whofe borrow'd light Is ftraight calFd in, and paid to night. The wind blows out...
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A series of genuine letters between Henry and Frances [by R. and E. Griffith].

Richard Griffith, Elizabeth Griffith - 1766 - 288 pages
...Star, " Or as the Flights of Eagles are ; " Or like the frefh Spring's gaudy Hue, " Or filver Diops of Morning Dew ; " Or like a Wind that chafes the Flood ; " Or Bubbles which on Water flood ; " 'Ev'n fuch is Man, whofe borrow'd Light * Is ftraight call'd in, and paid To-night. " The Wind...
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Specimens of the early English poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue. Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood, E'en such is man whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in and paid to-night. The wind...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Kven such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight call'd in and paid tonight: The wind blowes...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

...falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh Spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a 'wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood: E'en such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in and paid to-night: The...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

Literary Criticism - 1839
...falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are. Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue', Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood F.'en such is man, whose borrowed light li straight called in and paid to-night. The wind...
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Tickler, Or, Monthly Compendium of Good Things, in Prose and ..., Volumes 1-3

English wit and humor - 1818
...falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are; Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue; Or rilver drops of morning dew; Or like a wind that chafes the flood ; Or bubbles which on waters stood : Even such is man, whose borrow "d light Is strait call'd in, and paid to-night. The...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - Dramatists, English - 1821 - 356 pages
...falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in and paid to night : The wind...
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Lectures chiefly on the dramatic literature of the age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821
...falling of a star, Or as the (lights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is man, whose borrow'd light Is straight call'd in and paid to night : The wind...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian

...falling of a starre ; Or as the flights of eagles are ; Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hew ; Or silver drops of morning dew ; Or like a wind that chafes the flood ; Or bubbles which on waters stood ; Even such is man, whose borrow'd light Is streight call'd in, and paid to night. The...
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