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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... "
The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of ... - Page 492
by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1846
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A series of genuine letters between Henry and Frances [by R. and E. Griffith].

Richard Griffith, Elizabeth Griffith - 1766
...; and as it is applicable to this Subject, I fhall endeavour to recollect it upon this Occafion. " Like to the Falling of a 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...
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Specimens of the early English poets,: to which is prefixed an historical ...

George Ellis - Poetry - 1803 - 458 pages
...Entertain a stranger ! Love's delight and sweetest bliss is Got with greatest danger. On the Life of Man. * LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...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...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...never Hymen praise. Who would then to one be bound, When so many may be found > OV THE I.TFE OF MAX. LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...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...
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Select beauties of ancient English poetry, Volume 2

Henry Kett - English poetry - 1810
...To greatness, you must sleep among the dead *. Castara, by W. Habington, Edit. 1640. SIC VITA. IJIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles...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 strait...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Kett - English poetry - 1810
...tread To greatness, you must sleep among the dead *. Cnstara, by W. Habington, Edit. 1640. SIC VITA. to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles...the fresh spring's gaudy hue ; Or silver drops of morniug dew ; Or like a wind that chafes the flood ; Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

...signiticancy from the fact, that the gifted author's " star wa» shot," before he attained the age of thirty.] LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...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...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

Literary Criticism - 1839
...light of man's life as a loan of money called in and paid up on a very short notice. THE LIFE OF MAN. " Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...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...
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Tickler, Or, Monthly Compendium of Good Things, in Prose and ..., Volumes 1-3

English wit and humor - 1818
...intuitions a very close intimacy a= subsisting between them. SJC VITA. FROM DR. KINO'S POEMS, p. 130. Like to the 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...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - Dramatists, English - 1821 - 356 pages
...thus moralises on the life of man, in a set of similes, as apposite as they are light and elegant. " Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...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...
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Lectures chiefly on the dramatic literature of the age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821
...similes, as apposite as they are light and elegant. " Like to the 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...
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