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" Big with the vanity of state ; But transient is the smile of Fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A sun-beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. "
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Miscellaneous Poems: By Several Hands

English poetry - 1726 - 320 pages
...lays the lofty Brow, Has feen this broken Pile compleat, Big with the Vanity of Stdte ; But tranfient is the Smile of Fate ! A little Rule, a little Sway,...Mighty have, Between the Cradle and the Grave. And fee the Rivers how they run, Thro' Woods and Meads, in Shade and Sun, Sometimes fwift, and fometimes...
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Miscellaneous Poems: By Several Hands

English poetry - 1726 - 320 pages
...Big with the Vanity of State ; But tranfient is the Smile of Fate! A little Rule, a little Sway, t, A Sun-beam in a Winter's Day Is all the Proud and Mighty have, Between the Cradle and the Grave. And fee the Rivers how they run, Thro' Woods and Meads, in Shade and Sun, Sometimes fwift, and fometimes...
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A Collection of Poems: In Four Volumes, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1755
...the vanity of ftate; Bat tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, * little fway, A fun-beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in made and fun, Sometimes fwift, and fbmetimes...
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A collection of poems ...

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1758
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in made and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow,...
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A Collection of Poems

1758
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in (hade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow,...
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Poems

John Dyer - 1761 - 180 pages
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in fliade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow,...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1765
...ftate ; But tranfient is the finile of fate ? A little I \ A little rule, a little fway, • A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in (hade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes...
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A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley]. [2 other copies ...

Collection - 1766
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woods and meads, in made and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow,...
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Lady's Poetical Magazine, Or Beauties of British Poetry, Volume 3

English poetry - 1782
...the vanity of flate : But tranfient is the fmile of Fate ! A little rule, a little fway, A fun-beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers, how they run Thro' woods and meads, in fhade and fun ! Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow,...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands: With Notes

1782
...vani y of ftate.5 But tranfient is the fmile.of fats ! A little rule, a little fw.;siy, , , A fun-beam in a winter's day, . Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Through woodi and meads, in fhade and Sometimei fwift, fometimes flow,...
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