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" For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that... "
The Thebaid of Statius - Page 345
by Publius Papinius Statius - 1767
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Athenian Sport: Or, Two Thousand Paradoxes Merrily Argued, to Amuse and ...

John Dunton - English wit and humor - 1707 - 544 pages
...and decay'd, Lets in new Light thro Chinas that Time has made. Loving by (Vealyefs wifer Men became, As 'they draw near to their eternal Home ; Leaving the old, both Worlds at once they view, That fland upon the ThreflM of the new. However, Sir, Age being honourable in it felf, it muft, certainly...
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The Art of English Poetry Containing: Rules for making verses. A collection ...

Edward Bysshe - English language - 1710 - 554 pages
...Cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new Light thro' Chinks that Time has made. Stronger by Weaknefs, wifer Men become, As they draw near to their eternal...both Worlds at once they view, That ftand upon the Threfliold of the new. Wll. We yet may fee the old Man in a Morning, Lufty as Health, come ruddy...
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Poems by the Earl of Roscommon: To which is Added, An Essay on Poetry

Wentworth Dillon Earl of Roscommon, John Sheffield Duke of Buckingham, Richard Duke - English poetry - 1717 - 536 pages
...Cottage, battered and decay V, Lett in new Light thro' Chinks that Time has made ; Stronger by Weaknefs, Wifer Men become, As they draw near to their Eternal...: Leaving the Old, both Worlds at once they view, , Thatjlanduponthe Threjholdofthv New. Miratur Limen Olympi. TO i • Mr. WA LL ER, UPON THE . Copy...
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The Complete Art of Poetry ...

Charles Gildon - English poetry - 1718
...Light, thro' Chinks that Time has made. Stronger by Weaknefs, wifer Men become, As they draw nearer their eternal Home. Leaving the old, both Worlds at once they view,. That ftand upon the Threfhold of the new. ffVY. Jove \ grant me Length of Life, and Years good Store Heap oft my bending...
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Poems, &c: Written Upon Several Occasions, and to Several Persons

Edmund Waller - 1722 - 284 pages
...Cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new Light thro' Chinks that Time has made: Stronger by Weaknefs, wifer Men become, As they draw near to their eternal...both Worlds at once they view, That ftand upon the Threfhold of the New. — Mirtuur limm Ofympi. Virgil, OF THE FEAR of GOD: IM TWO CANTO "S Written...
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Sammlung

Edmund Waller - 1744 - 295 pages
...cottage, batter'd, and decayM, Lets-in new light, thro' chinks that time has made :: Stronger by weaknefs, wifer, men become, As they draw near to their eternal...both worlds at once they view,. That ftand upon the threfhold of the new. •**** Miratur limen olympi. Vi no it,, ** -: .' ; : 2O2 POEMS upon fevered...
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The Thebaid of Statius, Volume 2

Publius Papinius Statius - 1767
...Prefcience and Divination juft before his Death, which Circumftance brings to my Remembrance four Lines of the celebrated Waller, - Wifer Men become, As they...both Worlds at once they view, That ftand upon the Threfliold of the new. Alas! 346 STATIUS's THEBAID. BOOK VII. Alas ! how chang'd from him, who great...
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The Works of Edmund Waller, Esq: In Verse and Prose

Edmund Waller - 1768 - 272 pages
...cottage, batter'd and decayed, Lets-in new light, thro' chinks that time has made : Stronger by weaknefs, wifer men become, As they draw near to their eternal...both worlds at once they view. That ftand upon the threfhold of the new. * * * * Miratur limern tljmfu. Vine. EPIGRAMS, EPITAPH AND FRAGMENTS. Under a...
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The Thebaid of Statius: Translated Into English Verse, with Notes ..., Volume 2

Publius Papinius Statius, William Lillington Lewis - 1773
...Prefcience and Divination juft before bis Death, which Circumitances brings to my Remembrance four Lines of the celebrated Waller, Wifer Men become, As they...their eternal Home, Leaving the old, both Worlds at orce they view, That Hand upon the Threfhold of the new. Alas ! how chang'd from him, who great and...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light, through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weaknefs, wifer men become, As they draw near to their eternal...both worlds at once they view, That ftand upon the thre(hold of the new. (: * s . Miraeur limen Olympi." VIRG. EPIGRAMS, ' • EPITAPHS, AND FRAGMENTS....
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