Poems on Several Occasions

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J. Tonson and J. Barber, 1718 - 506 pages
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Page 423 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do : and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Page 90 - Pointing, the lovely moralist said : See, friend, in some few fleeting hours, See yonder, what a change is made. Ah me! the blooming pride of May, And that of beauty are but one: At morn both...
Page 352 - To master John the English maid A hornbook gives of gingerbread; And, that the child may learn the better, As he can name, he eats the letter.
Page 95 - The god of us verse-men (you know Child) the sun, How after his journeys he sets up his rest : If at morning o'er earth 'tis his fancy to run ; At night he reclines on his Thetis's breast.
Page 465 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 465 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Page 22 - IN vain you tell your parting lover You wish fair winds may waft him over. Alas ! what winds can happy prove, That bear me far from what I love ? Alas ! what dangers on the main Can equal those that I sustain, From slighted vows, and cold disdain?
Page 465 - I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
Page 474 - And apter utensils their place supply. These things and thou must share one equal lot: Die, and be lost, corrupt, and be forgot; While still another, and another race Shall now supply, and now give up the place: From earth all came, to earth must all return; Frail as the cord, and brittle as the urn.
Page 465 - ... or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

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