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" Beauty is but a flower, Which wrinkles will devour: Brightness falls from the air; Queens have died young and fair; Dust hath closed Helen's eye; I am sick, I must die. Lord have mercy on us! "
A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes ... - Page 67
by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist - 1825
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Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

William Butler Yeats, James Pethica - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 518 pages
...by Blake— The gay fishes on the wave when the moon sucks up the dew;'4 or these lines by Nash— 'Brightness falls from the air, Queens have died young and fair, Dust hath closed Helen's eye;'' or these lines by Shakespeare — Timon hath made his everlasting mansion Upon...
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The Celestial Twins: Poetry and Music Through the Ages

Henry Tompkins Kirby-Smith - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 328 pages
...will devour; Brightness falls from the air, Queens have died young and fair, Dust hath closed Helen s eye. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Yvor Winters used to intone this poem with lugubrious four-beat regularity (except for the refrain),...
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The Principles of Literature: A Guide for Readers and Writers

Christina Myers-Shaffer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 392 pages
...stated as in this third stanza from Thomas Nashe's sixteenth-century "Adieu, Farewell Earth's Bliss": Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkles will devour;...the air, Queens have died young and fair, Dust hath closed Helen's eye. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Beauty is the tenor. The vehicle?...
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The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem, 1961-1972

Ned Rorem - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 439 pages
...offering to some low-class god who doesn't even acknowledge the effort, assuming he's aware of it. 1969 Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkles will devour;...the air; Queens have died young and fair; Dust hath closed Helen's eye; I am sick, I must die — Lord, have mercy on us! — Thomas Nashe, "In Time of...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...fly, I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkles will devour,...the air, Queens have died young and fair, Dust hath closed Helen's eye. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us!14 The formula of response in the...
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How to Prepare for SAT II.: Literature

Christina Myers-Shaffer - Study Aids - 2000 - 417 pages
...generations. These two stanzas from Thomas Nashe's "Adieu, Farewell Earth's Bliss" (1592) are characteristic: Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkles will devour,...falls from the air, Queens have died young and fair, (allusion) -ğDust hath closed Helen's eye. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Strength...
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The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What ...

Walker Percy - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 352 pages
...which may or may not have been a mistake. What matters for our purpose is that it could have been. Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkles will devour. Brightness falls from the air. There is a cynical theory, Empson writes, that Nash wrote or meant hair: Brightness falls from the...
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The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol X: Later Articles and Reviews ...

William Butler Yeats, Colton Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 426 pages
...us say, a religious picture full of symbolic detail, or the symbolic ornament of a cathedral. NasheV Brightness falls from the air Queens have died young and fair Dust hath closed Helen's eye.92 must seem as empty as a scald's song or the talk of Cuchulain and Emer, to one...
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The Major Works

William Butler Yeats - Literary Collections - 2001 - 572 pages
...by Blake — The gay fishes on the wave when the moon sucks up the dew;0 or these lines by Nash — Brightness falls from the air, Queens have died young and fair, Dust hath closed Helen's eye;0 or these lines by Shakespeare — Timon hath made his everlasting mansion Upon...
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Ungentle Shakespeare: Scenes from His Life

Katherine Duncan-Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 322 pages
...Shakespeare. I shall have more to say about this in the next chapter. CHAPTER THREE Plague and poetry Brightness falls from the air, Queens have died young and fair, Dust hath closed Helen's eye. I am sick, I must die: Lord, have mercy on us. (Nashe, Summers Last Will and Testament,...
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