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" Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay, While Resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past. "
The Works of the Rev. Thomas Zouch ... With a Memoir of His Life: By the Rev ... - Page 23
by Thomas Zouch, Francis Wrangham - 1820
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The New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register, Volume 6

English literature
...where strong temptation* <ry, - , And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly • Onward he moves, to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way ; And, all bis prospects bright'ning to...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...porter stands in guilty state, To spurn imploring famine from the gate ; But on be moves to meet bis latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way, And all his prospects brightening to the...
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Sequel to the English Reader, Or Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - Authors - 1816 - 286 pages
...• No furly porter flands in guilty ftate, To fpurn imploring famine from the gate ; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While refignation gently flopes the way : And all his profpefts bright'ning to the...
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The Poetical Works, Complete, of Oliver Goldsmith ... with Some Account of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1816 - 149 pages
...No surly porter stands, in guilty state, To spurn imploring famine from the gate ; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects bright'ning to the...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century Consisting ...

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1817
...ease, he endeavours to place his mind in a state of tranquillity and recollection — making a pauser as it were, before his departure from this world ;...decay, While resignation gently slopes the way, And all bis prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences, ere the world be past. This envied portion...
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The traveller, The deserted village, and other poems

Oliver Goldsmith - Book ornamentation - 1817 - 166 pages
...No surly porter stands, in guilty state, To spurn imploring famine from the gate ; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way ; And, all his prospects bright'ning to...
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The Poetical Works, and Essays, of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 253 pages
...; Ko surly porter stands in guilty state, To spurn Imploring famine from the gate ; Bat on he moves to meet his latter end, , Angels around befriending virtue's friend *, Sinks to the grave with oupereeiv'd decay, AVhile resignation gently slopes the way ; And, all his prospects bright'ning to...
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The Sexagenarian: Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life ...

William Beloe - Scholars - 1817
...421. Of the venerable personage here depicted, it may be truly said, that he l Sinks to the grave by unperceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way, And all his prospects brightning to the last, His heaven commences ere this world be past. CHAP. CHAP. LXVI. P. 427. " As...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 254 pages
...the gate: But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend— Bends to the grave with unperceived decay, While resignation...last, His heaven commences ere the world be past! Sweet was the sound, when oft at evening's close Up yonder hill the village murmur rose; There, as...
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Comforts of Old Age

Sir Thomas Bernard (Bart.) - 1818 - 264 pages
...age and infirmity, to the poorest and humblest Christian, — who Sinks to the grave by unperceiv'd decay While resignation gently slopes the way ; And...brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere this world be past. IN adopting the form of a dialogue passing between eminent men of the same period,...
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