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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 Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1845 - 235 pages
...friend — Bends to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way — no And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be pass'd. Sweet was the sound, when oft at evening's close Up yonder hill the village murmur rose. There...
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The Prose and Poetry of Europe and America: Consisting of Literary Gems and ...

American literature - 1845 - 600 pages
...deep; 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 un perceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way j And, all his prospects brightening to...
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Memoir of the Farrar Family

Timothy Farrar - 1847 - 45 pages
...Christ, he awaits the change, not dismayed by its approach, not impatient of its delay. "But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending...last, His heaven commences ere the world be past" The steps of his declining life are successive approaches toward heaven. A repose pervades his soul,...
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The Vicar of Wakefield, a Tale: To which is Annexed The Deserted Village

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 288 pages
...imploring famine from the gate ; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue'p friend; Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay,...the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's close,' Up yondej hill the village murmur rose ; There...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 527 pages
...gate : But on he moves to meet his latter end, A ngels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks o an eye about me here. I think I know an incendiary's look; for wherever Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's close, L' p yonder hill the village murmur rose ; There...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...meet his latter mi, Angels around befriending virtue's friend : Bends to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way ; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His Heav'n commences ere the world be past ! Sweet was the sound, when oft at evening's close Up yonder...
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An Historical Syntax of the English Language

Fredericus Theodorus Visser - Architecture - 1984 - 657 pages
...Ye intend to ... take your leave of Patrick or he gang (OED). | 1770 Goldsmith, Deserted Vill. 112, And all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past. | 1785 Burns, Hey, The Dusty Miller 3, He will win a shilling Or he spend a groat. ) 1785 Idem, The...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...deep; No surly porter stands in guilty state To spurn imploring famine from his gate, But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending...the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past I'1 But this passage, though it is fine, is fanciful. Does he who retires into the country to crown...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 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 gently slopes the way; 110 And, all his prospects brightening to the last. His Heaven commences ere the world be past! fl...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...from the gate; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels round befriending Virtue's friend; Bends to the grave with unperceived decay, While Resignation gently slopes the way; All, all his prospects brightening to the last, His Heaven commences ere the world be past! Sweet was...
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