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" O, what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall." Nothing astonishes me more, when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless career we run, in the hour of health. " None saith, where is God,... "
Inside Out, Or, An Interior View of the New-York State Prison: Together with ... - Page 120
by W. A. Coffey - 1823 - 251 pages
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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Poets, Scottish - 1896 - 636 pages
...of that scantling portion of time, called the piness, much less transport, like a death's-head. 14 O what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall. " Nothing astonishes me more, when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless...
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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Poets, Scottish - 1896 - 636 pages
...man, is sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralise to-night like a death's-head. " O what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall." Nothing astonishes me more, when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless career...
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Burns' Clarinda: Brief Papers Concerning the Poet's Renowned Correspondent

John Dawson Ross - 1897 - 250 pages
...man, is sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. " Oh what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall." Nothing astonishes me more, when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless career...
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Burns' Clarinda: Brief Papers Concerning the Poet's Renowned Correspondent

John Dawson Ross - 1897 - 250 pages
...man, is sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. " Oh what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall." Nothing astonishes me more, when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless career...
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Robert Burns'Beziehungen zur Litteratur

Heinrich Molenaar - Comparative literature - 1899 - 132 pages
...disguise, Where, mix'd with God's, her lov'd idea lies. 58. Unlavish Wisdom never works in vain. 100. O, what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall. 110. Long life, long youth, long pleasure, and a friend! 149. What truth on earth so precious as the...
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Quellenstudien zu Robert Burns für die Jahre 1773-1783

Otto Ritter - 1899 - 50 pages
...einem mehrere Jahre später an Clarinda gerichteten Briefe (6. III '88) citirt Burns die Verse: — '0 what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall'. Vermutlich haben sie dem Dichter bei unserer Zeile vorgeschwebt. Str. II, Z. 6 'Again exalt the brute...
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Quellenstudien zu Robert Burns, 1773-1791

Otto Ritter - 1901 - 260 pages
...Zu I, 3 vgl. die Verse, die Bnrns in dem Briefe an Clarinda vom 6. März '88 — woher? — citirt: 'O what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall.' I, 6: Ganz ähnlich spricht George Herbert (Temple) von 'death's shadie, black abode.' Str. II, 6 klingt...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 107-108

Languages, Modern - 1901
...1788) ist der Anfangsvers eines Gedichtes im Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amüsement, XXVI 50 (1774). "O, what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall' (Brief an Clarinda vom 6. März 1788) steht in A Poem, sacred to the Memory of a dearly beloved and...
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Sylvander and Clarinda: The Love Letters of Robert Burns and Agnes M'Lehose

Robert Burns, Agnes M'Lehose - 1917 - 236 pages
...of man, is sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralise to-night, like a death's-head. "O what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall." Nothing astonishes me more, when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless career...
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