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" TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : ' No more ! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. "
The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the World's ... - Page 55
by John Lawson Stoddard - 1913
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...account of geography, language, or legends, but in all utters the same instinct 1876. TERMINUS. ris time to be old, To take in sail:— The god of bounds,...rounds, And said: " No more! No farther shoot Thy hroud ambitious branches, and thy root, Fancy departs: no more invent; Contract thy firmament To compass...
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Complete Works, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888
...wisdom is, Thy thrift, the sleep of cares ; For a proud idleness like this Crowns all thy mean affairs. TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail :...Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal zounds, ' And said : ' No more ! / No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root Fancy...
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Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Garnett - Authors, American - 1888 - 207 pages
...old in faculty, and yielded a cheerful submission to the inevitable dispensation in his swan-song, "Terminus": " It is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god of bounds Who sets to sea a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : ' No more ! No farther spread Thy broad ambitious...
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A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American literature - 1888
...account of geography, language, or legends, but in all utters the same instinct 1876. TERMINUS. ris time to be old, To take in sail: — The god of bounds, Who sets to sens u shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said: "No more! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious...
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Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Garnett - 1888 - 207 pages
...Swan-song, " Terminus " : " It is time to be old, To take in sail:— The god of bounds Who sets to sea a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : ' No more ! No farther spread Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs : no more invent, Contract thy firmament...
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Notes of a Forty-one Year Pastorate

George Colfax Baldwin - 1888 - 287 pages
...the Holy Ghost." PART FOURTH. THE END. " The things concerning me have an end." — LUKE 22: 31. " The God of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me, on his fated rounds, And said, ' No more,' ' So more ' I " ' No longer spread thy broad ambitious branches,...
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Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Garnett - Authors, American - 1888 - 207 pages
...swan-song, " Terminus " : " It is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god of bounds Who sets to sea a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : ' No more 1 No farther spread Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs : no more invent, Contract...
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Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals

Louisa May Alcott - Authors, American - 1889 - 404 pages
...author to the lasting gratitude of her country, that praise and reward belong to LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. TERMINUS. It is time to be old, To take in sail :...invent, Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two ; Economize the failing river,...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1890 - 319 pages
...wisdom is, Thy thrift, the sleep of cares ; For a proud idleness like this Crowns all thy mean affairs. IT is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god...invent ; Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two ; Economize the failing river,...
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Over the Teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American wit and humor - 1890 - 319 pages
...that of the grand climacteric, when he read to his son the poem he called " Terminus," beginning : " It is time to be old, To take in sail. The God of...Came to me in his fatal rounds And said, ' No more ! ' " It was early in life to feel that the productive stage was over, but he had received warning...
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